Location: Bonner, Montana, United States
I am drawn to the exploration of memory and time deeply rooted within the ambiguity of the photographic medium. Through the repurposing of my analog materials, I investigate ideas of reuse and transformation.
Currently my work uses multiples of photographic film bound together to create complex dimensional assemblages. Both the negative and positive demand my attention as I consider the intrinsic aspects of truth and fiction in photography.
For the work Ecdysis, over three thousand of my 35mm negatives and slides were sewn together to create a large scale dimensional piece that references the shedding of an exterior layer. It is an outer coat of memory and statement of self. Between Forgetting and Knowing uses thousands of reshaped 35mm negatives and slides hung on filament in a pattern based on the mathematics of memory. In addition, the works Gather, The Stars Know Your Name and Steal the Elixir and Run build on this inquiry of the photograph as a three dimensional object in space.