Mother Daughter 2004      
 
BIOGRAPHY

SELECTED PORTFOLIOS

Bearing Witness: The Voices of Our Survivors
The "Mikvah" series
Women of the Wall
The Fence
IVF
Margaret
These are some Jews that Hitler Did Not Get
Conversations with Dad
Mother Daughter 2003
Mother Daughter 2004
Mother Daugter 2005
Mother Daughter 2006
Jewelry

RESEARCH

TEACHING

CURRICULUM VITAE

LINKS
 

 

Statement:

These images are part of an ongoing series that chronicles the development of my relationship with my daughter Margaret as a linear progression through time.  The work started with my pregnancy and will continue indefinitely.  It is a narrative that moves from frame to frame and unfolds with each subgroup.  Nonverbal sub-narratives about our interactions emerge as one views works from the same and different times in proximity with each other.  The immediacy and plasticity of computer graphics technology makes this work possible as it allows me to capture dialogues as they occur with the numerous forms of digital visual language available to me.  The story that comes into being is mediated through this technology.

This group of work was especially shaped by computer graphics technology and its relationship to traditional art.  I started the work with high-end digital capture technology. I then further developed it through large amounts of digital montage and manipulation, and finally translated it to solar plates and printed it with a traditional press.  The final work is almost but not quite painterly as it embodies the unique qualities of digital blended with the perfectly imperfect nature of handwork.

 

Technical Statement

This image is one of an ongoing series that chronicles the development of my relationship with my daughter Margaret as a linear progression through time.  It is a narrative that moves from frame to frame and unfolds with each subgroup.  Nonverbal sub-narratives about our interactions emerge as one views works from the same and different times in proximity with each other.  The immediacy and plasticity of computer graphics technology makes this work possible as it allows me to capture dialogues as they occur with the numerous forms of digital visual language available to me. The story that comes into being is mediated through this technology.

 

This group of work was especially shaped by computer graphics technology and its relationship to traditional art.  I started the work with a Cruse Model 145SL Scanner, which is a high-end large format digital flatbed scanner that captures images on a moving surface. The works created in this subgroup are the result of about 10 different sessions and roughly 60 different files.  I then further developed the images through large amounts of digital montage and manipulation.  No single scan resembles the final imagery as I combine multiple files in a realistic way with the intention of creating a seamless montage.  

 

For the color images, I then broke the image into four channels representing cyan, magenta, yellow, and black and I transferred them to four different solar plates.  After inking each plate with its corresponding color, I ran them one at a time through a printing press as each pass blended another layer of color with all the prior colors.  For the black and white images I created only one solar plate.  The final work is almost painterly as it embodies the unique qualities of digital technology blended with the perfectly imperfect nature of handwork.







 
     
 
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