Thursday, July 19, 2012


My work has been selected (not sure which ones or how many) for the Midwest Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Members Show in Covington, Kentucky during the month of October 2012. The juror was Catherine Evans, the William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography at the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio.

The exhibition will be held at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in conjuncture with FOTOFOCUS, a city-wide, month-long biennial celebration spotlighting numerous exhibitions of historical and contemporary photography. I’m excited that I will get to see the show in person since I am attending the MWSPE Conference, Continuum: Photography and Education. 


These constructed self-portraits were shot behind a screen of punctured, cut, slit and ripped velum. These images were shot while coping with overwhelming tragedies and disappointments in my personal life.

My mind is far away; again I'm finding the milk in the oven with my car keys. Routines have collapsed. Waiting for the fog to lift.

Friday, July 6, 2012

IAC Individual Artist Grant

Today I got a congratulatory letter in the mail from the Indiana Arts Commission and Governor Mitch Daniels. I was awarded an Individual Artist Grant in the visual arts category. I was one of 39 artists in Indiana chosen to receive career development assistance through the Individual Artist Program. In August I will attend a workshop at Penland School of Crafts with  Holly RobertsSolving Problems: Collage & Paint.  I hope the workshop will inspire me to finish a series of prints and then exhibit them. 

Read about the projects here:

Just a side note, I've been experimenting with a mixture of dyes and moonshine. Results are looking like this...