The Emily Suite This 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 and flowers. My interest in shadows is an affirmation of the beauty of change and a reminder of the temporal condition. This suite pays homage to Emily Dickinson, who wrote most of her 1,800 poems in one room in her Amherst home. For four years I’ve collected light and shadow in my bedroom. The photographs were made with an iPhone 5. The prints result from creating multiple-pass montages, scanning the montage print, making a negative of the montage print and contact printing on 22"x30" Magnani Revere 100% cotton paper.