This past year I have spent a lot of time producing work. Finding the balance between my teaching curricula, being an active parent as well as developing my own conceptual ideas has been a journey but I am finally feeling content in all three of these areas. When I say content, I mean I am inspired and happy as well!
This past year I challenged my Symmetry of Light work in refining it's craft as well as experimenting working with a variety of different speeds of film to see how the patterns of light would change through the grain variation in film. I began exploring presentation through printing on metallic paper and mounting the images between wooden rails that I crafted and designed from reclaimed barn wood. Always searching for the best way for my viewer to understand the importance of the tactile relationship I have with my imagery, The work has transformed into almost a sculptural experience.
Craft has been drilled into me since my days of art school and I am so thankful for those experiences and tough critiques that challenged me to think about how to make my work stand out through presentation. There are a total of 10 pieces in this series right not. As I continue to move forward with this series, I am going to shoot 120 medium format film and actually downsize the overall final print, but obviously upgrade the quality of material through larger film. I loved the way the ISO 50 film came out in the image below and the depth created by the glowing of light in the tree fractals.
I began the summer with an Alumni exhibition at Watkinson School and then was featured at Bau Gallery in Beacon New York their Beacon Room along with the sculptural work of David Link. This was a wonderful experience. I look forward to continue to explore and push the craft of this work. beginning to work not with 120mm and 4x5 large format film.