As a photographic artist, I take a multidisciplinary approach; one that informs my work and allows me to situate it within larger scholarly, social, and political conversations. In the series Growing Light*, I draw from both biological sciences and humanities to explore wonders of the natural world and the threats humans pose to them. Using photographic processes that harness the intermittent and fleeting glow of bioluminescent algae and bacteria, I create unique imagery through a previously unknown technique. As a marriage of conceptual photography and scientific exploration, these works are meant to provoke not only a discussion about technical possibilities but also a larger dialogue about climate change, the interconnections between humanity and the vast oceanic environment, and our own personal relationship with nature.
Series Count: In-progress
*Made possible in part by a Research Excellence Grant from Bradley University.