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Coming & Going 

2022. Cyanotypes on Stonehenge.

I created this piece while participating in the Artist-in-Action residency at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Art Center. While I was working outside in the gardens I couldn’t help but notice all the shadows found in every nook. I wanted to focus my time there on being present. Being outside in nature has always given me a sense of place & belonging, even away from where I call home. As the shadows danced with the wind I was thinking a lot about presence & absence and control & chance. These little moments I experienced were unique and connected me to a new place & those that live there. I’m feeling grateful for this experience. Having the privilege to spend a week outside working in the gardens was invaluable. 

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Each cyanotype was created by exposing only shadows, things found on the ground, or water (I was lucky to experience not only sunshine while there but also a nourishing rain) The weather made a huge impact on the final product between the wind, sun, clouds & rain. The placement of each print coincides with the location on the gardens map the image was exposed. Map shown on the last slide.