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Two years ago my mother began construction on a series of vacation rentals in Montana, but legal troubles with our crooked contractor have left the structure unfinished and unusable for its intended purpose. While walking about the place this spring I saw visual patterns in the arrangement of the unwrapped furniture, strewn construction materials, and layout that appealed to my compositional eye. My method of creating images always involves framing a composition and then determining how best to fit my own body into the space. Here the intent was an organic contrast between life and the material. I also found myself fascinated by the idea of a place being so new that it has not yet had time to acquire a ghostly presence, thus the chosen title for this series, “Not Yet Haunted.” With this in mind I sought through this contrast between my body and my surroundings to present an incipient haunting, with the physical elements from the furniture to my attire reminding the viewer of the things we cannot take with us when we pass on.


Exhibited at Mirrored Society Bookstore & Gallery in Claremont, CA, July 2016, as part of the group show "Beauty Power Form."

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