Alternatively Developed Polaroid Film
Mothers Print Series
Inherited Print Series
This project, created using a photopolymer intaglio printmaking technique, depicts objects that were left behind by my deceased mother and father.
Montage Prints on Silver Gelatin Paper
14.25"x25.5", hand coated silver emulsion and gelatin on rives bfk paper.
Silver Gelatin Prints
Photospiva 2017 Competition and Exhibition
One of my newest artworks (above), an 11x14" silver gelatin photomontage created in late December of 2016, was selected for inclusion in the Photospiva 2017 national photography competition. It will be on display at the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, MO, from March 4th through April 30th, 2017.
ArtPrize Spring 2017 Collector's Show
The above piece was on display at the ArtPrize 2017 Spring Collector's Show on March 3rd and 4th at the ArtPrize HUB in Grand Rapids, MI. Silver gelatin print, 5"x7". Created 2017.
Monotype Image Transfers
These image transfer works are in a variety of sizes ranging from 8"x8" up to 39"x50". They are printed on fine art printmaking paper and are comprised of imagery taken from discarded negatives, tintypes, and other photographic print mediums from the late 19th century to contemporary photographic imagery such as digital capture. The works include photographs from my childhood and from photographs that I have captured myself.
How it's done: process video of my working method for the above works
Check out an OLD video on vimeo that I made detailing the creation of one of my image transfers from start to finish by clicking HERE.
One page of the family album that mentioned above. These Polaroids show (presumably) family members and the family’s pet cats, among other things.
A Polaroid photograph taken outside of my Grandmother’s house showing me holding up a snake for display to the viewer. The snake was shedding at the time, and a piece of its skin was saved and placed inside this ziplock as a moment.
These polaroid photographs had their borders trimmed down to fit within the confines of the family photo album. The photographs show the family on Christmas morning opening gifts. A rough date of 1982 was able to be assigned to these photographs because of the E.T. sweat outfits that are worn by the children depicted above.
These images are 16"x22" layered collages of negatives and image transfers. These works explore what it means to... explore.
The photographs we capture and cherish today of our loved ones will one day become impersonal and unwanted objects to our descendants or someone who buys them at a garage sale just as other photographs have over time. Memory and the Second Death explores this idea, and as disheartening as this theme may seem at first, I believe there is comfort to be had in the observation. BFA thesis work. ***But now we have social media accounts - are those images permanent?***
Same Images Just Bigger
Monotype Tintype Transfers
Originally presented alongside the larger images above, these pieces have been created from old tintype photographs.
Mixed media pieces from my undergrad.