Thursday, August 19, 2010

Photosynthesis


I ampleased to be included in the 10th annual Photosynthesis photography exhibit,
on now through September 7th, here on Salt Spring Island.
I have four pieces in the show. They're printed on linen, and hand worked with pastel and pencil.
I've always loved experimenting with different surfaces for printing. But, I believe I've found a favorite in the linen. It was tricky to work with, but worth the extra TLC it took to get good prints. The use of fabric lends itself to certain types of images. I don't see it working for everything. But for the right bodies of work, it's really lovely.
I also like working with linen in that it gives me an intriguing sense of connection to my ancestors, who grew flax in northern France and in Ireland for many generations.
Here are a couple of the images hanging in the current Photosynthesis exhibit.





1 comment:

Cynnie said...

Looks like a great show! Love the feather piece!
Cynthia Schelzig