Tradition.

Fall of 2014 I was in Photo III (what was then CCAD's all film class).  Among other things, I learned how to shoot a 4x5, making infinitely more failures than successes.  I left that experience completely frustrated, unsatisfied and ready for other things.  Three semesters later, I came across my negatives, negatives that I had never scanned …

Egg.

This summer has been crazy, fantastic and full of thought. An incredible amount of thought on both art and my surroundings. I feel as if this is truly the first time I have allowed myself (or even known how) to think like an artist. This being said I have only been producing a minimal amount …

Joys and Concerns.

I don't do well with birthdays; I never have.  In general I am an emotional person; I get weird during "big life moments".  I honestly just haven't figured out how to act.  My twentieth birthday is right around the corner, and while I realize that this is not old, it is different.  I will no longer be …

Final Tests.

Here are the finished products of my four 4x5 test prints.  In the end I let them soak a total of four days, until the sun evaporated all of the milk.  I am captivated by the variations of texture on each and am pleasantly surprised by the results.  They are cracked and eroded: the original …

Whole Milk.

Currently I have four 4x5 test prints soaking in whole milk in my back yard.  I am experimenting on a smaller scale with my lilac images before throwing the full size prints in.  For those of you who haven't been following this project, I am returning to themes of infertility and the unknown.  So far so good; the …

Lilacs and Milk.

Once again I'm thinking about issues of fertility/wondering if I'll be able to have children.  I know that these are worries that can be saved for a later date, but they are always at the back of my mind.  I've been toying with the idea of soaking prints in milk and letting the liquid corrode the …

Throwaways.

As I prepare to head into the summer months (believe me when I say there is still a mountain of work standing in my way), I am beginning a new series of collages - Throwaways.  Throughout my semester my love of appropriation has continued to grow.  I feel like I am drowning in our image-saturated …

Farrago.

I hung two pieces in the my first ever group show today. It feels so good to have artwork displayed in a gallery for people to see. Farrago is a collection of projects completed for CCAD's Spring 2014 Material Studies class. There is a lot of variety and some really great pieces. If you happen to …

“Now I lay me down to sleep…”

I have been working on this series for the past couple of weeks.  Again it focuses on my grandmothers.  We had recently sold one of their homes and the second is looking to downsize as well.  I went back into the rooms I once frequented as a child, the beds I'd slept in during overnight …

Still Untitled.

I started this semester off strong, in terms of work I was producing.  The middle was really rocky though.  I never even shared that work on here because I was NOT proud of it.  I am learning to accept that this is how art making goes (which is hard because I am an insane perfectionist/control …