2018 Year in Review… sort of

Her Flowers from Ornamental Darlings
palladium over pigment print


Happy end of 2018 friends!

This is the time of year when I usually send out a year-in-review newsletter of what I’ve been involved in creatively. Well, I’m taking a break from that letter this year as I did not do my best with the balance between academia/creating-new-photographic-works/living life. I threw myself hard into my teaching this year. There were challenges, triumphs, and heartaches. All of which helped me reflect on my goals as an educator. I’m excited for new adventures in the semesters ahead.

In regards to my life as an artist, I have big plans for art-making in 2019. I have begun a new series, “Ornamental Darlings” (a sampling of which I’ve included above). There’s much to be resolved in this new work. I expect things will change a bit from what you see here but nonetheless, things are being made! In this new series, I am playing around with satire and art nouveau while revisiting themes I have previously focused on such as womanhood, cultural and social expectations, art history, self-portraiture and the role photography plays in all of those matters.

I’m optimistic about what the next year will bring. Photography, for me, has always been a vehicle of communication, a way to listen and to learn through the eyes. A path towards perspective and empathy. A way to say things right out loud when there are no words to speak them. There’s a lot to be said…

Stay tuned for new images, exciting student-led projects, and hopefully some photo workshops and process demonstrations in the months ahead.

Good morning 2019 and Happy New Year all!

“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” ― Arundhati Roy