Between Dreaming and Dawn | 41 x 29.5 | cyanotype double exposure, collage and graphite

Between Dreaming and Dawn | 41 x 29.5 | cyanotype double exposure, collage and graphite

I strive to create artwork that is atmospheric and intriguing. My work recognizes and quietly celebrates the beauty of the natural world.

In my current cyanotype work I’m exploring dreams, soft shadows, tropical foliage, and the ever-changing moon. I've added sleeping figures to my larger blueprints, too. These choices are intuitive. This series highlights the ethereal mood created by combinations of these elements moving in and out of focus in translucent layers.

Negative shapes often break the edges of my work. I use this dynamic white space to move the viewer's eye around the composition. Figures may look away from the frame and lead one to wonder what lies beyond.

My mixed media work is cyanotype-based. Cyanotype is an alternative photographic process developed in 1842. Prints are characterized by a deep Prussian blue color. Images are exposed outside in the sun and processed in water. I print on smooth watercolor paper which allows me to alter the prints with watercolor, graphite, acrylic, colored pencil, ink, or collage to achieve desired results.

The process of creating these works fascinates me as much as the product. I joyfully experiment with new materials, work through logistical challenges, and come up with my own techniques. The phrase "what if?" is one of my favorites!