california | visual
Affiliate Program 2012—2013
Using analog color photographic processes, I investigate the potential for the insignificant to evoke the immense. My current work, Safety Isle, is a series of unique chromogenic photograms (compositions constructed in total darkness with light sensitive paper) made with items and light sources culled from the safety aisle at the hardware store. Products such as earplugs, safety vests, and mold detection kits transform visually into volatile cosmic events. The work considers manufactured security as an example of the human attempt toward control, in the face of an existence that is beyond our comprehension.
While at Headlands
While at the Headlands, I will make Cyanotypes (photographic process that is sensitive to UV light) that investigate the micro scale textures of the landscape and facilities, and how this information translates to represent large scale landscapes. Much like a stone rubbing, subtle topographic distinctions will create sculptural relief in the paper, allowing for selective application of the light sensitive material. The resulting images will be blue and white prints, exposed in the sun, and titled according to location.