Using original B&W negatives and liquid emulsion, I print images directly onto copper, metal and stainless steel plates. Some of the photo plates are then combined with welding to create a metal structure.
I enjoy combining the archival properties of photography with the longevity and strength of metal.
Art has always been a part of my life. My father taught me to weld when I was younger and my mother always encouraged sketching, painting, sewing and photography.
I received my B.S. in advertising from the University of Illinois. From there, I worked in advertising in Chicago. I then traveled to Montana and obtained my M.S. in art from the University of Montana.
My current art consists of using original B&W negatives and liquid emulsion. I print images directly onto copper, metal and stainless steel plates using traditional darkroom methods.
I enjoy working in a variety of mediums. Photography seems to be my base, but I am intrigued by combining different forms of metals with my photography
I enjoy combining the archival properties of photography with the longevity and strength of metal. Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.
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