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Exploring the language and uses of photography, my work addresses the natural world and our relationship to it. The cameraless technique I use, the photogram process, is associated with the early stages of photographic exploration and invention, a time of wonder at the possibilities of photography as a way of recording the world. The resulting images recall early botanical and medical prints, as well as contemporary scientific imaging such as x-rays and scans.
In recent years, I have started to rework many of my photographic prints into collages, exploring pattern, color and mixed media. Recycling my artwork, I have the opportunity to build on it, revisiting and reconsidering each piece from a new perspective. I am constantly reworking the old to create the new, in imitation of the natural order of things.
* A photogram is a kind of photograph, although made without a camera or a lens by placing an object or objects on top of a piece of paper or film coated with light sensitive material and then exposing the paper or film to light. Where the object covers the paper, the paper remains unexposed and light in tone; where it does not cover, the paper darkens. If the object is translucent, midtones appear. After exposure, the paper is developed and fixed.' Gordon Baldwin, 'Looking at Photographs', J. Paul Getty Museum, 1991.