When It Rains
2020 - In progress
When It Rains is a series of cyanotypes on fabric combining photographs and photograms into single surreal images. These artworks reflect on loss, anxiety, and the materials we collect.
In late 2020 my partner and I moved into the house where he grew up. We began sorting through the belongings of his father, who had recently passed away. Each object suddenly had a new nostalgic significance heightened by loss. As I began incorporating these materials into my artwork, each image developed a narrative of its own. This process also gave the objects a newfound purpose and created a record of them.
I place objects directly onto the photographic digital negatives while exposing the light-sensitive materials. Throughout this ongoing series, I playfully experiment with the scale and quantity of familiar objects to create visual connections and metaphors.