Fixing the Wind

 

The process for these works has had a lot to do with faith and intuition. I’ve been making photograms with mordançage for many years, but never at this size. As a result, I have had to recalibrate my methods on an exponential scale. My one-person darkroom was exchanged for a garage; small trays swapped out with large troughs; cotton balls traded for paint rollers; print washer substituted with a kiddie pool. At almost every step my dad would ask me how this or that was going to work. I would always reply, “I don’t know. I’ll just see when I get there.” I had been thinking about making these prints for a few years. I had confidence that the process would work. But it wasn’t until the actual production that normal steps changed to leaps of faith.