Jess — Story Monument (2 of 3 in triptych) 2022
45” x 34”
Original collage artwork (no editions)
Analog collage on photograph. Monument to stories Jessica Brooks told me in Snoqualmie, Washington.
Media includes: reproductions of subject’s personal snapshots and Hubble telescope star images on Hahnemühle Rice Paper, archival glue, watercolor, decorative paper, acrylic gold paint on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 paper. American
Portraits (working title) is an in-progress photo-collage series that considers the vast range of individual stories held within the American people. Each portrait set is a triptych depicting the subject’s familial story across time: the first
is a portrait of the subject wearing family photographs; the second is an imagined site-specific monument to stories the subject shared with me; and the third, still in development, will be photo-collage sculpture depicting the stories/photographs abstracted across deep time.