Cyanotype Series, Works on paper
For these images, I explored abstract intersections of bioscience and artistic imagery. What is it like inside our bodies? How does an artist consider intricacies and interconnections among living organs, cells, or molecules? How could an exquisite inner body, fragile yet powerful, watery yet strong, mutable yet stable, be portrayed in contemporary mixed media? What types of morphological forms or shapes are common to all humans? These questions guided my exploration. When I close my eyes, I envision vague, undulating, spherical lobules, and floating biomorphic formations. Perhaps this comes from my years in the laboratory looking through a microscope. Bioforms are imagined with varying shapes, sizes, and characteristics, i.e., some are aggressive, others appear inflamed, or excited, and yet others are very quiet, passive, or even spiritual. I imagine infinite morphological variation, dynamism, ephemeral qualities, and the complex nature of the inner self. In contrast to the importance society gives to superficial appearances, I dream of the innermost, invisible, and essential elements of life.
Think Outside the Box- deconstructed boxes, cyanotype, colored pencil, graphite
Using deconstructed boxes of all sizes along with mixed media, these images reflect something vaguely familiar and ghost-like. The boxes are cyanotyped onto various types and colors of paper. After processing each image, graphite and Caran d'Ache pencils are used to develop geometric abstractions within and outside the box shadows.