2018 - ongoing salt print, nature print, photogram 10"x8", 8"x10"
Nature Prints – using leaves that I paint with silver nitrate and the press between sheets of salted paper. The leaves are removed and the paper is exposed to UV light until the image appears. Each print is unique. I call this series “Herbarium”
“Easy Acquisitions”, Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago IL, July 9 – Sept. 11, 2010 “Photography Re-Imagined”, Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale AZ October 1-29, 2010 “Working in Wonder”, Walsh Gallery, South Orange NJ, January 18 through February 11th 2011
WALD PROJECT Exhibitions “Art Connections 5”, George Segal Gallery, Montclair NJ, January 2009 “Wald”, Gallery 51, 51 Church Street, Montclair NJ, June 2009 “Diversity”, Adirondack Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake NY, August 2010 “Of Three Minds”, Virginia Block Gallery, Montclair NJ, September 2010
Collodion Wet-plate collodion photogram on stone, stand made of welded steel and rock - 3.5"x5" up to 8"x8" not including stand
The “Anthropocene” fossils are imaginary records of flora and fauna that might be found in a future geologic era. They are evidence of what was and hints of how it might have been extinguished. Just as the real fossils found by humans fill in the story of what lived and how it died in earlier geologic era, these created fossils are evidence what what might be becoming extinct as a result of human activity.
Cibachrome photogram prints 11"x14" and larger, sometimes assembled into collages of multiple prints (Waterflower Mosaic series).
Waterflowers is a series of unique photograms on Cibachrome, often presented as diptychs or quadtypchs. The flower petals and leaves are arranged on top of a piece of Cibachrome paper and exposed directly to a powerful light for a very brief exposure.
The unique (edition of 1) collodion wet-plate glass negatives are 4.25"x5.5" and can be contact printed as salted paper prints or silver gelatin prints. All images have been scanned and are available as limited edition digital pigment print enlargements up to 40"x50".
Clematis is a climbing vine with gorgeous flowers. These photograms are of the flower after the bloom has wilted, lost its petals, and gone to seed. The clematis flowers are placed in the enlarger and projected onto a collodion wet-plate glass plate.
The nature prints in my Herbarium series are incredibly simple. You coat a sheet of watercolor paper – I use Fabriano Artistico – with a salt solution and let it dry. Then when it is time to make the print you paint silver nitrate on your specimen – mine are leaves – with a foam …
Imlay Gallery will be showing my Borderlands prints and Anthropocene sculptures in their booth at Photo LA January 30 to February 2 at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica CA. The Anthropocene and Borderlands work can be seen here on my website and also on the Imlay Gallery’s Artsy site.
Two prints from the “Wald” series have been selected by curator Patricia G. Selden for the Art Connections 5 exhibit at the George Segal Gallery at Montclair State University. The show will be from January 15 through February 15, 2009. The opening reception is Sunday January 19th from 2-5 p.m.