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wall•flow•er noun /wôl-flou(-ə)r/ 2. A person who has no one to dance with or who feels shy, awkward, or excluded at a party



The body of work entitled, “The Wallflower Project”, examines the social stigma of being a “wallflower” through the use of portraits created with a cardboard pinhole camera. This project features the fading “Wallflower” through portraiture, merging the model with their wallpaper background. The resulting images create a ghostly portrait that requires the viewer to take notice and spend time to see the person before them.

The Adventure of Rocks series is informed by my life as a mother of twin boys and my childhood memories. The project uses my son's stuffed chihuahua, Rocks, as a surrogate in situations that a child might experience. The body of work explores the mischief, poignant moments and everyday life of Rocks inside and outside the home.

For me, the process of documenting Rocks, as if he were a live creature, symbolizes the emotional and physical world of childhood through a child's process of using role play and fantasy with inanimate objects.

From 2003-2005, I worked in a studio in the Remington Arms Factory. The Remington Disarmed was shot outside my studio door and includes intentially abstracted images of the factory and machinery. No Photoshop techniques were used to capture the images.
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