The Constructs series seeks resonances between our relationship with nature and constructing images of it. Humans have attempted to order, shape and control the natural world since we picked up our first tool. Not long after that, we made our first portrayals of the world around us. The impulse to transform raw materials into something useful bears striking similarities to the making of art, and seems to be an essential human trait.
The images are built in the darkroom using a hybrid photogram process meant to evoke our alteration of the natural world. Using elements of lens-based photographs, masks and physical objects, the images are composed in a sequence of many exposures with occasional chemical interventions, resulting in a complex layering of shapes.
Unique gelatin silver prints, 16 x 20 inches or reverse.