I am a semi-sighted artist investigating partial blindness and visual impairment through experimental photographic processes.
Photography is regarded as a truthful medium and the images I create honor the diversity of personal truths. My body of work expands the approach to photography by using the camera as a conceptual mechanism to investigate how our human system adapts, grieves, and adjusts to significant physical impairment. Using photo-mechanical interventions, my photographs expose latent memories through nonrepresentational forms, text, and colors. Each image is an organized impression of memories and sensations—a colorful daydream for the spectator to experience.
Techniques I use are primarily analog in origin: direct digital capture without the aid of software filtration or software modification. The camera lens I used was modified by taking it apart and reassembling the elements in the incorrect order, distorting the shapes and colors of the objects I photograph. The resulting imagery pushes formal objects into a range of emotions and colors, exploring the connection degraded eyesight has to memory, color contours, and light and how they collectively comprise a vocabulary of personal reality and history. Simplified abstract forms break down visual barriers and allow a broader audience to appreciate the meditative act of experiencing art.
Image description: Unfocused, blurry seascape horizon with hints of dark gray, cyan-blue, and white with dark edges extending up from the bottom of the image.