Is it possible to collaborate with the past, to join our lives with the lives of those who came before us? I explore this concept with candid photos from 100 or more years ago, hand-cut and layered with line drawings and city maps, merged with images from my life and travels. Candid vintage photographs are brought to life with contrasting and harmonious landscapes, colors and bold compositions.
Printing the photos on tracing paper allows the layers to peek through, and acrylics paint the pictures together to merge the old and the new. Sometimes true to the past, other times a narrative born of whimsy, the result is a compelling combination of art and ancestry. I am a storyteller and I welcome you to join me on this visual journey.
Hand-cut collage, cold wax, oils on 2" birch panel