Tissue
       
     
Paper Napkin
       
     
Silhouette (place settings) 02
       
     
Seam
       
     
Submerged (handkerchief)
       
     
Paper Plane
       
     
Submerged Place Settings
       
     
Black Water
       
     
Quince Blossom
       
     
Drawing (red, black)
       
     
Floral Linens
       
     
Posies
       
     
Red
       
     
China 02
       
     
Bed Sheet
       
     
Lemon Cream
       
     
China
       
     
Silhouette
       
     
Grey Bedding
       
     
Pink
       
     
Tissue
       
     
Tissue

20 x 16 inch, inkjet print, 2011

Dusk Statement

Feelings of belonging, estrangement, ambivalence and loss are essential to my process of art making. Discarded pastries, broken dishes, mended clothing and worn sheets in my work are metaphorical stand-ins for home and the fragile nature of sentimental attachment.

There is a fugitive balance between presence and absence that I am trying to address, by capturing a tipping-point between wholeness and destruction. I use the camera to embalm the beauty of what is passing. I am drawn to the fraying edges, peeling wallpaper and minute cracks in the façade of the family home. Tenderness for these details is symbolized in freezing passing cherry blossoms, submerging domestic linens in milk, and covering place settings in dust. By experimenting with commonplace things I confront the tenuous nature of the physical body and emotional vulnerability.

I want the experience of my photographs to be immediate and visceral. Through literal flatness I attempt to access the corporeal and bypass the representational. I print so that the objects depicted are slightly larger than life to highlight the minutiae of the edges, bubbles, or residue.

It seems that emotional drama is often played out physically by screaming, tasting, tearing open, pushing away, and pulling close. I try to embed the experience of senses other than sight, such as the scent that lingers in a room, the slightest touch, particular auditory pitches, and the density of air: encounters that illustrate physical proximity yet express emotional distance.

Paper Napkin
       
     
Paper Napkin

20 x 16 inches, inkjet print, 2011

Silhouette (place settings) 02
       
     
Silhouette (place settings) 02

40x40 inch, inkjet print, 2011

Seam
       
     
Seam

30 x 30 inch, inkjet print, 2011

Submerged (handkerchief)
       
     
Submerged (handkerchief)

30x30 inch, inkjet print, 2011

Paper Plane
       
     
Paper Plane

30x26 inches, inkjet print, 2011

Submerged Place Settings
       
     
Submerged Place Settings

35x47 inches, inkjet print, 2011

Black Water
       
     
Black Water

24 x 24  inches, inkjet print, 2011

Quince Blossom
       
     
Quince Blossom

24 x 24  inch, inkjet print, 2011

Drawing (red, black)
       
     
Drawing (red, black)

36 x 30 inches, inkjet print, 2011

Floral Linens
       
     
Floral Linens

40x30 inches, inkjet print, 2011

Posies
       
     
Posies

36 x 30 inches, inkjet print, 2011

Red
       
     
Red

40x32 inches, inkjet print, 2011

China 02
       
     
China 02

44x42 inches, inkjet print, 2011

Bed Sheet
       
     
Bed Sheet

30 x 30  inch, inkjet print, 2011

Lemon Cream
       
     
Lemon Cream

30 x 30  inches, inkjet print, 2011

China
       
     
China

42x44  inches, inkjet print, 2011

Silhouette
       
     
Silhouette

40x40 inches, inkjet print, 2011

Grey Bedding
       
     
Grey Bedding

23x22 inches, inkjet print, 2011

Pink
       
     
Pink

23x22 inches, inkjet print, 2011