PORTFOLIO > Photographic Graphic

My work(s?)in this show originate from marks made while digitally retouching old family photographs. Initially I was interested in how retouching marks are always present, but hidden, in the making of almost every image we see today, and I wanted to bring them to the surface. I created abstract compositions that were dictated by digital corrections of blemishes, wrinkles, and tears in photographs that I had scanned. Over time, with experimentation, the compositions of blips and blobs coalesced into colorful orb-ish forms. I thought of each orb as standing in for a person. 
How do you visually express the essence of a person, their thoughts, their mental state, their soul?

Small and Alone
archival inkjet print
2.5 x 3"
2010
Was Here
archival inkjet print
4" x 6"
2010
Partial Black
archival inkjet print
2.6 x 4" on letter size paper
2013
Sixteen Twenty-Four
archival inkjet print
5.25 x 7" on letter size paper
2014
Fuzz
archival inkjet print
6 x 6" on letter size paper
2013
Deep End
archival inkjet print
8 x 12"
2014
I thought So
4" x 6"
2014
Untitled
archival inkjet print
4 x 6" on letter size paper
2015
Cataract
archival inkjet print
4 x 6" on letter size paper
2015
His Holiness
archival inkjet print
4 x 6" on letter size paper
2015
Conglomerate
archival inkjet print
Paper size: 22cm x 28cm
2016
A Quarter to Four
archival inkjet print
Paper size: 8.5 x 11”
2018
Left it There
archival inkjet print
Paper size: 8.5 x 11”
2019
Of All Places
archival inkjet print
Paper size: 8.5 x 11”
2018
Not Alone
archival inkjet print
Paper size: 8.5 x 11”
2019
Pinksy
archival inkjet print
Paper size: 8.5 x 11”
2018
Two Watches, Of All Things
archival inkjet print
Paper size: 8.5 x 11”
2018
Went Somewhere
archival inkjet print
Paper size: 8.5 x 11”
2018
A Shirt, of All Things
archival inkjet print
Paper size: 8.5 x 11”
2018
A Blanket, Of All Things
archival inkjet print
Paper size: 8.5 x 11”
2018
Some bracelets, Of All Things
archival inkjet print
Paper size: 8.5 x 11”
2018
A Cat, Of All Things
archival inkjet print
Paper size: 8.5 x 11”
2017
Of All Things
archival inkjet print
Paper size: 8.5 x 11”
2016
Only One
archival inkjet print
Paper size: 8.5 x 11”
2018