Artist's Statement

My heart must pump saltwater through the veins of my soul for I'm drawn to the ocean like the ocean is moved by the moon. My photography reflects this attraction: surfers' quick movements, open water swimmers' strong strokes, sailboats skimming the surface. From my love of water sports, I noticed those moments between the strokes, the waves, the change in day. Those quiet, transitory moments when water and light interact affecting the water's surface with subtle changes in color and form and creating abstract light paintings or reflected moments. The images I create extend these fractional-lifetimes, giving viewers the space for contemplation.

As COIVD made my world smaller, I broadened my photographic practice by using the cyanotype process to create images. Anna Atkins, one of the few women in photography in the mid-1800's, is credited with  the first published photography book using cyanotype images (Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, 1843). Cyanotypes are blue images, that can be toned to different colors, on white paper. Created with the use of the sun, digital negatives, a mix of ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide, and water, the cyanotype process allows me to craft unique, hand-made images. That these images reveal themselves in tones, shades, and tints of blue speaks to my creative soul and have been a source of joy during these crazy times


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