What a crazy summer in the studio it has been. I have been busy supplying editions for sold light boxes, experimenting with new processes, and even doing freelance photography for The Greek Vegan's upcoming cookbook. As the summer starts to wrap up the work continues as I prepare pieces for upcoming shows (details to come soon in the On Display page).
Kicking off September 5th I will be starting a year long photography project I am very excited to have been given the opportunity to work on. Sorry you are going to have to wait a little longer to find out all about that, but enjoy these pictures in the meantime.
I am incredibly honored to have been chosen as one of the three recipients of the Karsh Award for Photography with my series Manufactured Autonomy. The four images will be on display during SMFA at Tufts Award winners and graduating students show coming up soon.
The studio is bursting with new work. Working on two very different sculptural photography series. Here is a sneak peek at the one that will be my thesis show in May.
If you can't beat em', join em'. After months of struggling with preconceived notions of what I thought my thesis work should be and what it should say, it has been a coming home to work intuitively and let the piece guide itself. There is still a lot of work to be done in a short amount of time, but I am excited to see the series installed in just about two months.
Size of box is 5" x 6', photographs are 1.75" x 1.16"
As the semester reaches its close this piece finally seems to be starting to come together, I fought with this piece all semester and despite dedicating all my studio time to it, I have refused to accept that it was my senior thesis, but no more. I can't wait to see what the next step in the evolution of this piece will be and I know it will come together in the end. Who knew that spending two summers working in jail could inspire such a piece.
These are two pieces I finished working on, over the summer.
After a two year sabbatical from working with transparent film I am extremely happy to have finally finished this third piece and complete that series. However, it will not be the last time I work with the material, big plans for it already in the works.
The other piece is working with the inverse of the circles I had laser cut for a ongoing series. Sometimes scraps aren't really scraps.
Recently, I got the chance to look at some of the special collection books at Tisch Library. So in response to that I photographed some of the old, worn books of Tisch's regular collection and turned them into a series of prints and five (still working on fifth.) small books (2"x2").
Wondering what has been going on in my studio over the summer? Well here is a glimpse into the piece I have been spending all my time on this summer. It's still in process so please excuse the lack of refinement on some things. It's piece inspired by sociology so it's focus is on society and individuality inside of society, but that's all I am going to say about it for now.
Also yes those are pearls, real pearls. A vast majority are freshwater straight from China still in the oysters. Running total of 438.
In progress site-specific wall installation I am working on. The circles are laser cut from sheets of basswood and then connected using stainless steel jump rings. This portion is less than a tenth of what I want the piece to be.