In the Garden
In the Garden consists of several related bodies of work that draw from a collection of photographs made over the course of three years frequenting the community gardens of the East Village, New York City, using the J66 and 250 models of Polaroid Land Cameras and expired type 47 and 107 films.
A series that began from "failed" landscape photographs- overexposed and faded with traces of barely recognizable details of where and when the images were taken, the Poladrawings engage with the historic and material matrix of photography through the overlaying of graphite drawing on the original print. Combing the abstractive/ subtractive photographic process and the additive drawing process, the Poladrawings are a reformation of the light that destroyed the initial image, meditations on the nature of retinal and mental images, and explore the relationship of the image to external and internal realities. Atmospheric and at times, hallucinatory, the photographs are no longer of places captured as a singular moment in time but are passages between positions through time.