Crystal Visions, 2008—2012
In 2008, I began a body of work that was a departure from my previous family-centric political multimedia installations and instead focuses on the basic processes and principles of analog photography. “Crystal Visions” uses photography to invent new modes of divination while reconnecting the medium to its past relationship with mysticism and modernist experimentation. By combining the use of traditional means of crystal-based divination with color analog photographic paper, I produce color photograms that create a visual tool from which one may derive meaning. While simultaneously focusing on the principle elements of photography, these photograms question the function of a historical modernist aesthetic in contemporary art.