While the majority of my work is constructed imagery, it is important to me to pay attention to my surroundings and share the small beautiful moments I come across.
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The following work is part of an in progress series for my thesis. To create the images I am converting old family photos in to 35mm slides and projecting them into my personal living space. I then capture the photo using digital photography.
This series is an effort to create a connection to my estranged familial past. The figures become apparitions
occupying anachronistic domestic spaces.
The photographs are accompanied by a two-channel time based media
installation. These channels explore the platitude of becoming your parents by projecting both my maternal and paternal
lineage onto myself.
These are part of an ongoing project exploring the feelings of agoraphobia, lucid dreaming, and displacement. By projecting found vacation slides onto her apartment, the artist explores the idea of having a space within a space.
In a society where self portraits are common, but meant to show the person in the most attractive light. This series uses self portraits to highlight the aspect of the body that is often hidden or/and deemed shameful. While the hands show aggression towards the folds and flesh; The photographs are an effort of self acceptance, and exposing the typically unseen.
Flesh: Face Pulling
In a second installment of the Flesh series, Face Pulling works with the facial flesh. To continue with self acceptance, and exploration the self portraits are taken without the intention of looking attractive. The hands pulling on the flesh to show exhaustion and disillusion with beauty.
Miscellaneous images from select previous b&w film/silver gelatin print projects.
A series of images depicting a dying rose.
Intaglio engraving ink on paper.
Face Pulling Portraits
Charcoal and chalk on toned paper.
Plate lithography ink on paper.
Monoprint ink on paper.
Screen print and embroidery on paper and fabric
Screenprint on fabric.