The work begins as a 2 or 3 dimensional prototype
utilizing acetates and plastics as a base and various
forms of wet media including fluorescent paint, metallic
dyes, india inks and acrylic paints.
In regular lighting conditions (can’t
work in the dark) the wet media is mixed and applied
randomly to the surface where it is allowed to dry and
articulate itself into its desired final form - a form
which “appears” to be blah and uninteresting. See
example of “Ultraviolet” in regular light (before photo).
The true reality of the prototype is not
revealed until exposed under ultraviolet lights (see
after photo). There the true reality is revealed as
beautiful, mysterious and provocative. The prototype is
photographed with a 35 mm digital camera under
ultraviolet lights and then, in some cases, digitally
enhanced and/or manipulated.
The images are then printed on
backlit film and presented in two types of backlit
framing options - one sleek and modern, the other,
classy and elegant. The result is work that literally
comes to life in the lighted frames (Gallery).