Throughout history women have been bound. They were bound to their men, they were bound to their homes and they were bound to their children. Due to 19th century Darwinism men were believed to be the superior sex. Women had no rights and were the legal property of their husbands.
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…). These women may have been been held back but they see all. They are strong, resilient, and waiting patiently for their moment.
Archival Digital Prints-Edition of 10-19.5”x 16”