Recently I’ve taken the photograms (written about on the photogram page) and layered them both front and back with clear acrylic and epoxy in order to give the photograms more literal depth to encase tiny objects. These objects reference the light altering process I use to make the original photograph, but also serve as a distraction from true procedure. Often the object could have been used and sometimes even looks like a 2-dimensional part of the image, but is just a hint that may or may not be important in figuring out exactly how light was transformed while making the piece.
Also, in exploring process as concept, I’ve made the images much larger and have used them as studies for installation, performance, and video work. These abstractions of space and time have quite literally and figuratively added depth to the photographic process that I explore in the darkroom. Each seems to further exemplify the process in terms of the trace and has helped me identify why I have so obsessively created abstract photography for the past decade.
2011 / individual blocks 6 x 6 x 2
individual blocks 10 x 10 x 3