I create prints and/as objects.
I find myself working at the boundaries of what I do not understand. My work is driven by photographic materialism, exploring the physical material components that make up photographic objects. I employ the visual alchemy of printmaking, drawing, and photographic materials to create forms that evoke an experiential and emotional viewing – understood through the meditative act of looking. Searching for forms through found and created imagery, I create visuals that become evocative, referencing time, memory, history, and the otherworldly.
Portals is a multi-component project exploring color, chemistry and psychological perception. Portals is made of three sections: a series of print variations of a repeated circular form: The Portal; a catalog inventory that documents each printed object, including the instructions to create Portals 1-59; and Footnotes, a collection of prints, diagrams, documents, and objects from archives, both personal and public, which provide context and influences to the series of prints. Similar to a Rorschach test, Portals is intended to explore how the viewer perceives variations in texture, surface, color, image, and time.