40 Days After the Storm is a gridded installation that chronicles the days following Hurricane Harvey which impacted Houston, TX in 2017. Krista Steinke placed daily samples from the flood site inside pinhole cameras and left in the yard over the course of 40 days--one specimen a day, one camera at a time. These small, insignificant objects collectively become a part of a bigger picture, a reference to how ordinary day-to-day experiences can be consumed and altered by an epic event such as a flood or natural disaster.
Krista Steinke earned a BA in Art and the Advanced Humanities from Valparaiso University, a BFA in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA in Photography and Digital Imaging from The Maryland Institute, College of Art. She currently resides in Houston,TX and teaches in the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University. She has exhibited her work nationally in PA, TX, IN,MD, NY, SC, MA, OK, CO, MN, VA, DE, GA, and more.