As a child I would cut up old books and magazines to collage my walls. Each time we moved I'd carefully pull them down and transport to our new home. I think it was comforting to have the familiar colors and images rearranged as the years passed in different states and countries. Now, as an adult I love to use my own photography and extract elements to float and connect in a quieter vast space. It's a language, a map, a puzzle of spiritual explorations and a love letter to the land.
In continuing my 20 plus year love affair with analog photography I utilize the cyanotype process as a way to make tactile photographs in a historical way. I love the happy accidents and imperfect way the chemistry cures on the paper. When creating the "template" I hand paint the chemistry on without much thought or preplanning, once it's time to lay down the negatives I place them quickly and instinctively, again often cutting them to fit in that moment--holding my breath during the development process, excited and in awe of the alchemical visual magic that often occurs.