The idea of impermanence is central to the theme of this body of work, that something once thought to be quite enduring could vanish. Our environment is fragile given challenges either natural or man-made.
Impermanence and photography are often at odds conceptually, as the decisive moment clearly documents… This body of work speaks to moments of transition, the conceptual in-between which are captured.
I hope to change the narrative of a scene to perceive, to cultivate the connection between familiar memories versus an abstraction of how things could have existed, changed or vanished. And to raise the awareness of environmental changes.
On the technical side, the series continues my exploration into the creation of photo-objects via alternative process, pushing the boundary of materiality and experiments to create a language of abstraction for photo-based art.
Vanishing – Cyanolumen prints, created on expired black and white silver gelatin paper (pearl, matte fiber or RC glossy). Certain artwork includes solarization and/or color ink applied, on pre-1999 expired paper.
Present Tense (aka Vanishing II) – Lumen prints, created on expired black and white (pre-1999) silver gelatin paper (pearl, matte fiber or RC glossy).
Original 1 of 1 unique photography objects (Limited edition prints available upon inquiry). They are usually installed in white float frames for gallery/museum exhibits.