Canyon, Honey Resist, Gelatin Silver Print              Drip, Honey Resist, Gelatin Silver Print              Stalactite, Honey Resist, Gelatin Silver Print

         Diluted,Honey Resist, Gelatin Silver Print                Smile,Honey Resist, Gelatin Silver Print           Mud Puddle, Honey Resist, Gelatin Silver Print

                                Rip, Honey Resist, Gelatin Silver Print               Ultrasound, Honey Resist, Gelatin Silver Print       Slip, Honey Resist, Gelatin Silver Print

 


The process of creating these grids is intensely personal. For as long as I could remember I've struggled with crippling anxiety manifesting itself in different ways. Sometimes inhibiting me, sometimes helping me. I've always searched for the words to describe the sea constantly churning in my mind and how difficult it is most days to form a cohesive thought to not only make sense to others, but to myself. I was drawn to the order and organization of the structure of each grid. Straight, strong lines that make a solid foundation; but inside the foundation are rippling chaotic waves. They shake the foundation and perhaps break through in weaker areas, but the structure as a whole stands strong. 

These grids are created using an alternative process called Chemigrams. Discovered by Belgian artist Pierre Cordier in 1956, the Chemigram process lies within the realms of both photography and painting. It is an alternative experimental process in which using chemical resists on light sensitive photographic paper make an image. As you develop the image, the photographic chemicals slowly wash away your resist; developing different areas of the image at different times, creating a layering effect. It is both a controllable and uncontrollable process with infinite possibilities.