Throughout history women have been bound. They were bound to their men, they were bound to their home and they were bound to their children. Due to Darwin’s teaching of women’s inferiority men were believed to be the superior sex. Women were their property. The 19th century brings together two forces. The belief that the role of men and women were strictly separate and the advent of the tintype
(a new photographic process that made image making affordable to the masses)
Each of my images begins with a tintype, which I scan and manipulate. Tintypes tell a story created by the photographer and the sitter. I use that story as my starting point to create my own narrative. I manipulate the images by layering visual metaphor (botanicals, trompe l' oeil, silhouette…). My women SEE, they are strong, resilient, and waiting patiently for their moment.
Archival Digital Prints-Edition of 10-19.5”x 16”