HOLD

These works are photograms of my daughter, my partner, and my mother. I take each of them into the dark room to expose their heads on the enlarger bed. I cradle my daughter’s head, hold my mother’s, or press my partner’s head onto the paper and expose it to the light with my own. The photograms provide a base for a sculptural or collage intervention. They are draped in wigs, lined with horse reins, or covered with plant materials that obstruct or accentuate parts of the image. These materials are from my life, often referencing what is happening day to day, the season and images/objects that hold particular value.