Imagined


My subject matter is shared cultural memories - mostly uncomfortable ones. While there is not always a specific narrative depicted, the imagery, time of day, and the viewer's point of entry imply a story behind each image. Personal memories allow each viewer to interpret the story individually.


I make dioramas; building, painting, and lighting models, and use hand-painted scale figures as my subjects. The backgrounds are photographs enlarged on computer screens, enabling the complete composition to be captured in a single photograph. 


This approach allows me to create the photographs I want to see.


My large-scale prints on cotton rag allow my images to borrow the authority and presence of painting; as an art object made solely for museum viewing.


The presentation of micro elements in a macro format highlights the artificiality of the image, while simultaneously enabling the viewer to interpret it as fiction and read into it a story.




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