photo drawing digital collages, 2022, 11x14
This series of altered photographs weaves together collage, photography, drawing, and digital practices. The core element is a hint, or more, of photographic origin, set in abstract and semi-abstract worlds. The inclusion of doors, windows, and dwellings contributes to a sense of place. Smears of bold color and texture stack the scenes bottom to top. Occasional worm-like creatures, fish, crosses, sarcophagi, and faint human figures create a theatrical set of personal heritage. These intimate, small scale vertical tableaus are meant to be encountered at close range. They are not overwhelming - they are more like invitations. My journey originates with a photographic experience and expands from there.