Print Sale

The Persistence of Vanishing Things

Lake Superior in winter

2018

This is available for purchase as a limited edition and artist proof. Your purchase directly supports my continued work up here.

I’m exploring climate change and the dramatic alterations I see to the shore of the lake but also something about our own connection to the land and water, our states of mind and how deeply we need beauty in all its many forms and conditions throughout the cycle of life. I see myself and all of us in this land, these trees.

Each month of work requires about $600 for a rental space, costs of travel by car, food and photo supplies.

Lovely small prints on 5×7 paper are $25 on archival paper

Also lovely, a little larger prints on 8×10 paper, are $100

Please use the contact page to arrange your purchase. Shipping is additional and varies with where you are. CC, Venmo, Zelle, check, PayPal all accepted.

So grateful for your appreciation the work, each hard won image.

The Italian Gentleman: Online Print Sale

The Italian Gentleman

Florence, Italy

Analog film, scanned and platinum/palladium print

Artist’s proof available for purchase.

Please inquire via contact page for pricing and shipping.

Your purchase supports my ongoing documentation and fine art photography work about the disappearing coastal landscape of Lake Superior.

Thanks for your consideration.

The Lift Bridge and Trees in Mist

The Lift Bridge and Trees in Mist, January 21, 2018 Chicago River, Chinatown, Chicago

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January 21, 2018

Chicago River in Ping Tom Park

Sinking Dock

Sinking Dock, Chicago River, Ping Tom Park, Chicago, Il January 22, 2018

Bridge in Fog

The Lift Bridge in the Fog at Ping Tom Park, Chicago, Il

January 21, 2018

New Group Show

Here is the photo selected for Woman Made Gallery’s Midwest Open running March 2-24, 2018.

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What an incredible honor to be amongst this group of 40 incredible artists chosen from 900 entries! I’m over the moon to be included. Thank you.

Opening Reception:

March 2, 2018 | 6-8pm (Friday)

The exhibition will be shown at WMG‘s new space in Chicago’s Pilsen Art District:
Woman Made Gallery
2150 S Canalport # 4A

New Photos at Second Friday

I will be showing new black and white photographs printed using Piezography, a unique process which offers tens of thousands of silver tones, greater than what can be found in even platinum or  palladium process printing. Limited edition, signed en verso.

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The Conversation
The images are slightly elegiac; an idea of movement but also stillness – the suspension of time. Long exposures distill several moments into one. Rather than a single decisive moment, it’s photographing the passage of time itself. They are connected as well to the writings of Woolf, Proust, Oliver, Dillard, Solnit and their explorations of perception and the passage of time and memory.
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The work also explores the time between point of sense contact and the cognitive, physical and emotional response. “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom,” as Viktor Frankl had it.
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More Thoughts on “The Persistence of Vanishing Things”

As this project develops, there’s a need to concretize while at the same time remaining open and flexible to new discoveries, flashes of insight. I keep following the trail. Finding that balance between effort and ease to find the way to the work at it’s fullest expression.

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I think that one of the main questions is this: how are we in relationship to the landscape? In the same way in mindfulness practice that we learn to ask, how are we in relationship to whatever is going on. We do our best in this practice to keep an open, curious, non-judgmental mind.

How do we even define landscape?

I know that I tend to think nature when I hear the word landscape but what about the built landscape that we create? And the way we do it? How we build what we do and with what intent?

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The Conversation

Do we feel connected to the landscape or separate? And how much does it matter how our relationship with natural or built landscape is? What synergy is there? Do our environs support or deny us? And to what extent are we complicit when things go awry and we harm ourselves and the landscape? And conversely, how do we support positive change, or nurture the landscape whether natural or built?

Part of the work is in photographing the various landscape types as well as the people in them.

Further, conducting interviews and asking people where I find them about their connection to the landscape.

How is this relationship related to happiness? Are people more or less happy in various kinds of landscape settings?

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And what of the stories, the mythologies found in the landscapes of different places and people? What forms the sensibilities of the people who dwell in these places? In what do they believe and what is the alchemy between people, landscape and the narrative enframing their experience and sensibilities?

Further, how is the passage of time perceived in each place and how does that inform/impact not only their relationship to the landscape but their happiness or sense of contentment? When we feel rushed along how does this inform our relationship to the land, the planet? When we have a slowing of time, does this mean we relate differently and how?

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