I love that instant photography (while expensive), gives you all the gratification of digital, but way more unpredictability.
In that sense, it's a lot like fishing. You go out, hoping for a wonder of wonders, maybe coming home with nothing, maybe coming home with just enough to feed you to keep going.
But it's not like fishing, because you can come home feeling like you've caught nothing, only you discover later on that there's this one that grows on you more and more as you look at it.
Not to mention the ones that just set your heart afire, nearly instantaneously.
And then there are the ones that long to become something else, or a part of something else. They long to be transformed.
Those are magical.
Things I do in my artmaking process because I want to honor the beautiful Earth I call home:
- use solar power to create my art
- use non-toxic materials as much as possible
- buy carbon offsets for my travel & office energy use
- re-use & re-purpose packaging materials
- compost & recycle my household & artmaking waste
- use the other side of the paper for experiments
A lot of artists are resourceful this way. Share your ways of being more earth-friendly in your art practices!
All of the works are a variety of mixed-media cyanotype on fabric & paper, themed with planets, stars, moons, and botanical specimens.
I draw on them, I sew on them, I paint on them, I embellish them with metal leaf.
It's an honor to be featured, and I thank the folks at William King for giving me the opportunity.
All things green and growing have flourished over this hot, rainy summer here in the Appalachians. I've been busy observing and learning to recognize a greater variety of plant species, and in the process have created a set of new botanical works that zoom in up close and at ground-level to the marvelous variety of life we have right outside our door.
Among my favorites are the structure of the pea flowers and queen anne's lace.
This collection is now available through my storefront on Society6!