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”
The Gutenberg series of 3D printed books deals with the evolution of books and how knowledge has been distributed in the past and may be distributed in the future. The content of these 3D printed books cannot be accessed – it is sealed inside the PLA resin binding. You must destroy the book to read the book. These books require the viewer/reader to trust the artist – is the content really in there or not? You can see something is inside but you don’t know if it is really as the artist claims. Much of the artwork which is bought and sold requires trust in the artist and the dealer, and these books expand upon that leap of faith.
20"x24" Cibachrome photograms - 50 images in the series - edition of 1. All images have been scanned and are also available as limited edition digital pigment prints.
20"x16" Silver-Gelatin photograms - 10 images in the series - edition of 1. All images have been scanned and are also available as limited edition digital pigment prints.Read more
“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
Wet-Plate Collodion on Laser etched Trophy Aluminum (Tintype) 6"x8" or 6"x6" or 4.25"x5.5"
After 35 years of making photograms I felt challenged to make something new, but it seemed I had photogrammed every kind of object. I decided to create my own objects to make photograms with - and the best place to start is with simple geometric shapes. I 3D printed geometric shapes which were placed on the wet tintype and exposed to light. Before making the photogram I laser-etched photographs of the geometric objects onto the aluminum to achieve a layered effect. I was able to produce new imagery of timeless shapes using 19th century analog process combined with 21st century laser etching and 3D printing.
Eleven collodion wet plate portraits made with color anodized aluminum mounted in a carefully spaced overlapping pattern standing off the black velvet background in a 18.5″ x 22.5″ frame
Eleven collodion wet plate portraits made with color anodized aluminum. The strobe light was so bright I didn’t want to photograph innocent subjects who might not be careful enough to avoid looking at the 5000 watt seconds of lights when they flashed. So I used the only subject who I trusted - my assistant Nick.
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 …