About the Artist
As an individual diagnosed with the genetic disorder Bardet-Biedl Syndrome, I have struggled with the increasing possibility of going blind. As an artist, losing my vision would be particularly tragic since I use my sight as an essential tool for creating photography and visual art. Through this series, the camera is used to visualize a world where I may no longer be able to see. The darkroom was intentionally used as an aspect of creating this series, as it deprives the artist of sight and clarity as the work is created. Images were purposefully deconstructed with techniques that are difficult to control, including burning, bleaching, dissolving, and the inconsistent but nontoxic Caffenol developer. The pieces were then fixed with salt, leaving a crystalized residue and resulting in an image still sensitive to light. After viewing the series, I would like the viewer to be left struggling to hang onto something tangible while the images appear to dissolve in their sight.
Art featured online at www.CourageArt.org