Nov 18, 2012
A few months ago, I was asked by the Carl Cherry Center in Carmel to participate in the Becoming Visible project. The goal was to raise awareness in the Monterey community about a growing population: women, over the age of 50, who sleep outside. These women lack the resources available to men in the same situation, and as the weather is turning cold, their situation becomes even harder.
While this has been emotionally challenging and simultaneously rewarding, overall I am so glad I was able to be part of such an amazing project. We photographed, interviewed, and became friends with a group of women I might have otherwise not known. They are some of the kindest, sweetest, and most caring people I have met.
We've had a lot of press on the project, and my photos have been published in a variety of places. This is my first cover, and the article is incredible. We are hoping this is just the beginning.
Jul 24, 2012
May 31, 2012
Recently, I've been working with a light sensitive fabric dye. I've been printing photos on curtains, pillow cases, wood...everything. I decided to make a dress. First for a fashion show in conjunction with a gallery opening, then as a how-to for photojojo. I just saw it featured on two of my favorite photo blogs, Peta Pixel and Apartment Therapy. Check out the link.
May 24, 2012
Well, 2012 has been a busy year so far. I'll try to keep this blog current with links to shows and events I'll be participating in. First, I'll catch you up on the last few months!
February started off with a bang. I installed "Alterations" at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA. The exhibit, Outfitters: The Contemporary Art of Clothing, included so many wonderful Bay Area artists, as well as nationally acclaimed works. It was so great to be included in this exhibition.
I even participated in the fashion show at the exhibit's opening. I had been working with images of my family printed on fabric (using a light sensitive dye) for an exhibition at The Center for Photographic Art Exhibit (below), and thought I could incorporate these ancestral images into a dress. I channeled my grandmother's sewing abilities, and just whipped this lil ditty out! I think it turned out pretty fantastic, if I do say so myself! ;) Dina, pictured below, modeled it for a photo shoot, and Elizabeth rocked it at the gallery opening.
In March, I installed my newest work, "Lincoln County" in a group show at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA. Again, it was amazing to be included in a group show with such talented, intelligent photographers that continue to challenge the medium's possibilities.
The Lincoln County installation gave way to making a site specific piece for a show at the Pajaro Valley Arts Council in May. The Arts Council is housed in a historic home in downtown Watsonville. The curator, Hedwig Heerschop, asked me to make curtains for the windows in one particular room. I made a negative 45" wide by 70" tall (well, with quite a bit of help from Marty). It was the biggest piece I had made in one sitting. I loved it!
I think that catches us up! I am currently preparing for a show in San Francisco, teaching a workshop in Santa Cruz, and a summer camp darkroom course in Monterey! Stay tuned for updates!