My photographic work ponders themes of fragility and resilience, loss and persistence and the passage of time. These metaphors are explored using shadow, light and manipulation - working with the natural world of plants, flowers and water. My interest in shadows is an affirmation of the beauty of change and a reminder of the temporal condition. I embrace the interplay of chance and surprise that happens when observing and responding to the natural world.
The work manifests in many different forms; working with photomontage composites and using a variety of techniques – from traditional hand-sewing to overprinting, constructed photographs – printed and folded three-dimensional forms and historical processes including platinum and polymergravure printing. A recipient of a 2018 Artist Initiative Grant awarded by the Minnesota State Arts Board, I continue to explore alternative printing processes, expanding on the experimentation I began in 2016 when I received my first Artist Initiative Grant.