In this ongoing project, I expose unfixed gelatin silver paper to different light sources over varying amounts of time, from a single day to weeks. The resulting image reflects the additive ways in which light is able to create an ephemeral imprint of the space and time in which the object was made. I then reinsert myself as photographer when I feel the composition is complete and scan the final piece. The original object is kept in a light-safe box to preserve its tone, however the colors will continue to change as a result of it being an unfixed print.
The Violet Hour
Of my breast
The rising moon;
And when I turn to look at it ---
In clumps of cloud.
As my two sons enter the liminal space between boyhood and adolescence, I reconcile my changing role as their mother. A veil is being drawn. I observe the near imperceptible moments that signify their independence. The soft flesh of a young boy transformed into muscle and sinew. A distant expression revealing an interior thought. Invisible threads are broken, never to come together again. Grouped together, these photographs represent a testament to this shifting relationship, a transitory moment in time.
Selected Early Work
Selected photos from two projects completed in 2014, Once Seen and Ephemeros.