Repeated Returning is a meditative practice of continually refocusing one’s mind and staying present. This work is about trying to be in a moment, and then returning to it again through the process of creation.
We remember certain events not as whole images, but in fragments, like a prism or a kaleidoscope. Sometimes the image is so broken as to become obscured. I am trying to capture how my brain remembers, or doesn’t. When investigating these ideas, I’ve been inspired to invent new ways of ‘painting’, pulling from other disciplines. The fickleness of cyanotypes keeps me in a beginner’s mindset with less attachment to outcomes. Every work is a complete experiment filled with variables that can change the end result: fabric, chemicals, my son, the sun.