Portfolio > Small Animal

This work looks at the natural world as if it were held just for our observation, suspended far from any recognizable landscape. Nature’s small beauties, such as birds, butterflies, flowers, and flecks of dirt, become objects of contemplation. The ground glass of the 8x10” view camera, on which these studies are composed, factors greatly into the work. It is a projection screen for my interest in the early history of photography, particularly as a tool for studying nature. One can imagine an era just before the dawn of photography where views of nature stirred on the glass of a camera obscura. Nature had been transformed through optical devices giving way to a diminutive view; the landscape on a smaller, more intimate scale. This project, situated in the 21st century, reflects a more ambivalent, if not estranged, experience of the natural world.

Untitled (Snakes and fern)
Platinum/Palladium
8x10"
2017
Untitled (Twigs)
Platinum/Palladium
8x10"
2019
Untitled (Ice and moths)
Platinum/palladium
8x10"
2017
Untitled (Boxwood)
Platinum/Palladium
8x10"
2018
Untitled (Nasturtiums)
Platinum/Palladium
8"x10"
2018
Untitled (Circling birds)
Platinum/Palladium
8"x10"
2018
Untitled (Daisy petals and hand)
Platinum/Palladium
8"x10"
2017
Untitled (Staghorn fern and hands)
Platinum/Palladium
8"x10"
2018
Untitled (Mike and jenny vine)
Platinum/Palladium
8x10"
2018
Untitled (Winter garden with figure)
Platinum/Palladium
8"x10"
2017
Untitled (Hands with ferns and hawk moths)
Platinum/Palladium
8"x10"
2017
Untitled (Diptych with arc of leaves)
Platinum/Palladium
10x16"
2017
Untitled  (Hands with petal arc)
Platinum/Palladium
8x10"
2017
Untitled (Calladium leaves and moths)
Platinum/Palladium
8"x10"
2016
Untitled (Figure with fern and begonia #2)
Platinum/Palladium
8"x10"
2012
Untitled (Hand pushing snake)
Palladium Print
8"x10"
2012
Untitled (Hand with racoon)
Platinum/palladium
8x10"
2017
Untitled (Flies and grass)
Platinum/Palladium
8"x10"
2017
Untitled (Falling birds and leaves)
Platinum/Palladium
8"x10"
2016
Untitled (Falling small bird)
Platinum/Palladium
8"x10"
2016
Untitled (Figure with lizard)
Platinum/Palladium Print
8"x10"
2013
Untitled (Figure with chrysanthemum)
Palladium Print
8"x10"
2012