I decontextualize. Then, I reconstruct.
In all of my work, my recycled paper dresses, my art jewelry made from recycled materials and my fine art photography – there is always a recurring theme: “Transformation and Possibilities“ – To see the beauty and potential of all things, and the possibilities that a different point of view can create. There is beauty to be found in realness, in things that are tossed aside, ignored and mistaken as unimportant or things seen every day and taken for granted. Whatever the material or the original purpose, it can be transformed into something new and unexpected with a new and viable reason for existing.
My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover beauty in unusual places.
I like to transform things – to make them “special” in a totally different way – a less obvious point of view – always trying to move beyond the expected and predictable. There is a beauty to be found in the imperfections: the broken lines, shards of color, incomplete spaces, remnants of textures, blurred patterns, smudges, and distorted pixels – its all part of the many layers that I use to build and reconstruct the image.
All the images in this collection were purposely shot and processed on an iPhone. The camera I choose to use is just a tool – it does not define my work – it is simply the vehicle I have chosen for this particular journey. The challenge is to see beyond the obvious and expected and to consider an alternate perception. These photographs are not documentary works, but they are a vivid record of a reality filtered by sentiment, perception and a new perspective.
The backgrounds are all handmade out of salvaged reclaimed, weathered, and recycled tropical woods. These repurposed materials inspire the photographs and create rustic backgrounds that contrast with the modern metal prints and compliment each other in unexpected ways.