My current work is an inquiry into the intersection of the natural world and the spiritual while embracing the power of the feminine through symbols of connectedness and unity. Our bodies are a wonder. To understand ourselves is to understand the world. We are made of the sun, moon, and stars. We are enough.
This work is cyanotype-based prints on fabric and paper with added hand-sewn elements. Cyanotype is an alternative photographic process developed in 1842. It is one of the oldest photographic printing processes using UV rays from the sun and iron salt solutions to create an image. The process uses two chemicals, ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide, and only water to develop and fix. I rely on the sun and its position to create each piece. For each image, the sun and time decide the depth of the Prussian blue image.
Creating cyanotypes is magical. I print with collaged photo negatives and natural material on fabric, each piece having an element of mystery, chance, and failure. Each piece is a practice in failure and imperfection. Magic lives in what I do not know—the beauty of nature and the significance of embracing unpredictability. The creation of each piece captivates me as much as the end work.