Iterations is a study in mark making and an inquiry into early photographic processes.

wpid-imag6190.jpgI was researching the beginnings of photography and found myself making slow, spiral marks onto paper with a brush and cyanotype solution. The drawings were placed in the studio window and then dipped in water. The resulting blue is from a combination of my mark, enough sunlight, and water. The lenses sometimes amplify and sometimes obscure the ultraviolet light needed to change the chemicals while leaving a shadow of a geometric circle on the page as a counterpoint to the handmade marks.


Many days in the studio produced many images, each one different although the same process was used. The cyanotypes were then used as source material for work in the darkroom. Using light and traditional darkroom techniques, contact photographs were made of the drawings.