This series of photocollages is about surrender. The willingness to stand in the dark unknown yields an unexpected gift. Here it is feathers, a blessing of beauty and a promise of flight.
The photographs of the body were carefully constructed to articulate the tension between freedom and nesting, receiving and letting go. They are printed as transparencies, so that you can literally see through the surface of the skin to the complexity below. Layered underneath are maps, handwriting, and torn bits of tissue paper stitched back together. The latter suggests that no matter how life tears us apart, somehow we endure and find our way back to wholeness again.
Altogether these collages remind me that even though the darkness may be vast, there is, in stillness, an inexplicable and brilliant grace that surrounds us all.
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All works in this series are mixed media collages created with photographic transparencies layered over maps, texts and stitched tissue.
All works are unique and are sold framed.
Works from this series are also featured in The Man in Bogota, a limited-edition artist’s book by Pacific Editions.