2017 - 2020
This body of work is a continuation of my exploration of the moon alphabet in the context of emotional states. It’s also a reflection migration and the notion of otherness through an examination of the challenges that language poses, expressed through visually abstracted linguistic shapes within the image.
With the Moon Alphabet, a work that I drew with the light of the moon in 2013–14, I created photograms using negative and positive imagery of the moon alphabet. The hard edge of each negative contrasts the movement of the letters on the photographic surface. While the organic shapes suggest motion, the hard-edged geometry contrasts the compositions in a series of references to the systemic structure of language that grants us access to our immediate living environment and to culture.
The torn, reassembled, sculptural photograms I create are based on sketches of migrational patterns of humans’ movement. The abstracted images examine limiting / inhibiting, as well as connecting / unifying aspects of language within inter-personal / national exchange.
In 2019, Dialog (Dialogue) was awarded with an Honorable Mention with the International Photography Awards.