Rufus in Oak Cloak, projected on continuous loop in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition "Self and Others" and in exhibition catalog.
Juror Aline Smithson.
Exhibition dates December 29, 2022 - January 20, 2023.
New series dropped this month using the beauty of Nature and my wanting to stop the hands of time. To preserve a moment or an appearance is a true gift to a photographer. Another gift was being able to work with my son who modeled my hand made capes.
Each cloak and its leaves were either woven into the fabric, hot glued or stapled; a labor of love as they say.
The Forgotten.… brings into the light, those whom have been forgotten by time or place.
The concept behind this series stems from 6 years of Friday visits to the local auction house
in search of frames. Some of these frames were empty, while others held landscapes, still lifes
or portraits. When my bid won a 3.5'x 5' framed painting of a soldier I felt disrespectful discarding his image and he was placed as guardian of our garage. As the canvas collection grew, I started thinking of the time, care and love put into these portraits of people I will never know in person or in name.
I do know they were loved. These portraits have brush strokes and eraser marks where time and attention was given to the subject.
I have always been drawn to the images of the back of people.
With the face obscured it removes the personal aspect of the piece. it also requires the viewer to ask where the subject is headed or where did they come from. The passage of time and our history has always played an important role in my work.
*This particular photograph is of our daughter wearing her grandmother's 66 year old custom made dress.
Bield 2/10 (40" x 53") and Path v 1, 2006 4/10 (40" x 53") both shipped to Dallas for framing in preparations for the February 2nd opening of designer Brian Bolke's store, The Conservatory, in Highland Park, Dallas.
Submission for Open Call (Click) - Layers. I submit to competitions and publications quarterly. 10 images: 3 x Game Boards, 3 x Pregnancy w/ fabric toss, 3 x images from Cradle to Grave series submitted. Chose a variety for submission as the definition of "layers" has wide creative interpretation.