Ultraviolet project experiment
In early 2008, I posted an ad in Backstage Magazine asking women to pose for free (no nudity required, female artist.) I made the images in my kitchen in Greenpoint using Polaroid Type 55. In the end, I felt the images did not work. 10 years later I found the polaroids in a box slowly fading - their technology long gone.
Still-life project experiment
After Ultraviolet Beauties, I spent a lot of time thinking about skin – specifically how make-up both sits on the surface of our skin and penetrates it – sometimes even entering our blood stream. And also the smaller scale tools of beauty. Only a few images remain from that work, as both my Mac Book pro and hard drive failed not long afterward.
After making Singular Beauty, three NY cosmetic doctors hired me to do commercial jobs. At one I came across these goggles – I was not supposed to photograph them – but I found them to be beautiful. Recently lasers have become widely available as home beauty products.
I have kept almost every journal I have ever owned, starting at age 10. Some only have a few entries, some are focused on my art. Many are filled with my attempts to deal with “things.” I am currently working on a new project where I have been revisiting them.