Light Drawings

  • Left Breast, silver gelatin print 2009.

    Left Breast, silver gelatin print 2009.

    Left Breast, silver gelatin print 2009.
  • Right Breast, silver gelatin print 2009.

    Right Breast, silver gelatin print 2009.

    Right Breast, silver gelatin print 2009.
  • Installation of Light Drawings, Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, 2009.

    Installation of Light Drawings, Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, 2009.

    Installation of Light Drawings, Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, 2009.
  • Elbow, silver gelatin print 2009.

    Elbow, silver gelatin print 2009.

    Elbow, silver gelatin print 2009.
  • Thigh, silver gelatin print 2009.

    Thigh, silver gelatin print 2009.

    Thigh, silver gelatin print 2009.
  • Right Cheek, silver gelatin print 2009.

    Right Cheek, silver gelatin print 2009.

  • Midriff, silver gelatin print 2009.

    Midriff, silver gelatin print 2009.

    Midriff, silver gelatin print 2009.
  • Left Cheek, silver gelatin print 2009.

    Left Cheek, silver gelatin print 2009.

    Right Cheek, From the Series Light Drawings, 2009.
  • Installation of Light Drawings at Rotunda Gallery, 2009.

    Installation of Light Drawings at Rotunda Gallery, 2009.

    Installation of Light Drawings at Rotunda Gallery, 2009.
  • If one hand washes the other, both become clean, detail, 2013.

    If one hand washes the other, both become clean, detail, 2013.

    If one hand washes the other, both become clean, detail, 2013.
  • If One Hand Washes The Other, Both Become Clean, 2013.

    If One Hand Washes The Other, Both Become Clean, 2013.

    If One Hand Washes The Other, Both Become Clean, 2013.
  • Left Breast, silver gelatin print 2009.
  • Right Breast, silver gelatin print 2009.
  • Installation of Light Drawings, Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, 2009.
  • Elbow, silver gelatin print 2009.
  • Thigh, silver gelatin print 2009.
  • Right Cheek, silver gelatin print 2009.
  • Midriff, silver gelatin print 2009.
  • Left Cheek, silver gelatin print 2009.
  • Installation of Light Drawings at Rotunda Gallery, 2009.
  • If one hand washes the other, both become clean, detail, 2013.
  • If One Hand Washes The Other, Both Become Clean, 2013.
  Light Drawings is the product of my explorations in the darkroom. I created a development process that is a hybrid of the photogram and the photograph. Instead of projecting light through a film negative onto light sensitive paper, I replace the negative with transparent castings made from my own skin.  I find the human body fascinating and terrifying, familiar yet enigmatic. I wanted to produce work that made reference to the body without being pictorial. With Light Drawings I explore the body as an intimate abstracted landscape while simultaneously discovering the intricacies of my own skin. The idea of casting my skin was influenced by memories of elementary school.  In 2012, I was invited to participate in a mentorship opportunity with the renowned photo and performance artist Suzy Lake at the Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB) with a group exhibition at the end of 12 months of critique and studio time.