Through the technique of lumen printing I explore a transformation of the self and the relationship between painting and photography. Using paint I created expressive self-portraits on glass plates. I then exposed photographic paper in the sun underneath these plates, converting a painting into a photographic print. This manipulation creates a print that is unique like a painting and cannot be exactly replicated, each carrying the individual qualities of the paintings and each marking a specific place in time throughout my life.
I have created 5 glass plates. The prints on this website are one of multiple variations of each glass plate.