This work is created by the singular process of absorption. They are surface narratives that relate in concept to photography. But, instead of using light and emulsion, I saturate highly absorbent sheets with paint and “develop” the image by laying the sheets to dry on a particular surface. I let the materials take their course, and invite the opportunity for chance to determine the final result. As the pigment migrates and settles through the sheet, it captures and records, in minute detail, the physical textures and positive/negative space of the subjected surfaces.
By absorbing the impression of these surfaces – what was once purely physical information becomes transformed into a visual image that captures the object's unseen fundamental essence. Inherently contradictory, the image is both an exquisitely accurate rendering of reality, yet totally abstract.