On 01, Aug 2016 | In Histories
Robinwood was Mae and Jim. With blueprints lifted from the December 1946 issue of Better Homes & Gardens, Robinwood was the house that my maternal grandparents built together and made their own with sweat, luck, and modest means on northern Michigan cow pasture land. And it was the locus of their lives for sixty years.
An ongoing photography series executed by the artist in collaboration with her model and fellow photographer mother Maggie Weiss.
M. Yaga, M. Brolly, and M. Vinter are each characters in their own right and undertake unique journeys through divergent lands. Their parallel trajectories and shared author, actor, and aesthetic, though, bind them closely together.
Hemland is a Swedish alphabet project that mines the photographic and written artifacts of my family’s pilgrimages back to Sweden. Translating these travel images, which were chronicled in disparate photographic media indicative of their decades, into the medium of cyanotype allows the images to occupy a common visual plane of shared experience. Side-by-side images of tourists loitering on Gamla Uppsala burial mounds, forty years apart, speaks to deeply-held impulses to return to the lands of those who came before us.
On 15, Jan 2013 | In Portraiture
The mixed media series Learning How to Cook Everything was born out of a collaboration between the artist and her husband to intimately document his foray into cooking as developing a life skill, a creative endeavor, and an avenue to continue a family tradition after his father’s death.
The body of work that relates to the Paws Family seeks to relay the tale of a unique and mysterious rabbit clan. First discovered and developed through a rich correspondence between sisters Maggie Weiss and Miriam King, it was then shared with the artist (their daughter / niece).
On 01, Oct 2012 | In Wanderlust
Travelers have always felt compelled to give account of their journeys. Historically, it is a rich tradition that often tells us just as much about the traveller as the foreign lands transversed. On a more personal level, that recounting can be of benefit to both the speaker – congealing memories and validating experiences – and the sometimes curious (but almost always patient) listener.
So, please indulge me in this a modest archive of a some of the images from my own travels…