I often look on my past experience to find new perspectives in my creative practices today. For the past year, my body of work has been focused on removing bits from my past environments and looking at them in a new photographic light. By recontextualizing photos taken years prior, my imagery demonstrates inventive possibilities through the process of intentionally destroying a film negative. After experimenting with various methods in distorting film, the work is created by cutting out bits of an image, burning the edges, and reassembly of their placement. Through these newly learned techniques, the photos are enabled to become something greater than the sum of its parts by isolating the subjects physicality.
In the piece, Wane, this feeling of isolation is a key factor. As noted by the title, the figure seems to recede back into the space within its framing as only part or its surface becomes visible. Through a fantastical lens, the waning figure will someday become fully illuminated again, just as the moon goes through its cycles.