Inheritance is an expression of the distress of shepherding a loved one through terminal illness, shattering community, and environmental disaster. These non-objective abstractions are made at a human-scale to envelop the viewer and create the opportunity to contemplate the treatment of our selves; our neighbors; our habitat.
The artwork is assembled from unique, individually processed pieces of gelatin silver paper. Each piece is exposed by moving a small cabinet scraping plane across the paper to “draw” with light, then chemically processed to force color out of the normally B&W silver paper. This hand plane is intended to smooth exceptionally difficult, burled wood – its use is a metaphor for exposing and treating complex, deeply rooted tumult.
January 2021 interview with Pictura Gallery co-curator Lisa Woodward: