Forest
My work investigates our experience of ephemeral visual phenomena, encompassing trees casting shadows and reflections illuminating car glass.
 
Leaves and branches are primary subjects of my photographic work. My first photo sculpture grew out of an image on the rear glass of the car in front of me.  The gray sky made the car glass into a mirror reflecting the trees overhead. Driving is a transparent print of branches on the rear glass of an old Chevy. Arboretum, Shadow and Dapple are photographic transparencies of tree shadows on Plexiglas. Hanging them at an angle creates double shadows, adding another dimension.
 
The shadow on the wall makes these transparencies look three-dimensional. But Forest is a 3-D installation. This work explores reflections curving with the shape of glass on cars.  I wanted to physically bend the image, extending the distortion created by sunlight. Forest is an installation of photographic transparencies of tree reflections in Plexiglas tubes.  The containers force the two-dimensional prints into three-dimensional cylinders.
 
Drawing, painting, photography, and digital techniques are part of my process.  In my work, I lift fleeting images off surfaces and make them into objects.