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Alternative Processes

Although I use varying techniques, my main process is gum bichromate over cyanotype. Gum bichromate is a hands-on and tedious process using ammonium or potassium dichromate, gum arabic, and watercolor pigment that is mixed and brushed on top of watercolor paper. Each image consists of one (monochrome) or three (cyan, magenta, and yellow) negatives that are placed individually on top of the dried chemical mixture and then exposed beneath ultraviolet light. Once exposed, the paper is submerged and developed in water and hung to dry. That process continues again and again with each individual color until I’m satisfied - usually about 11 layers. Oftentimes, I’ll do some hand tinting with photo oils or watercolor pencils atop mono- or tri-chromes for some extra flair. Each print takes about a week, produces beautifully unexpected and painterly results, and I love it.

Open up (ft. Dream Upright)
Magic Eye (ft. Dream Upright)
Waiting out the Storm
Out From the Shadows
Into the Shadows
Gwragedd Annwn
On the Range
Rotten Boughs Scene 5
Rotten Boughs Scene 1
Rotten Boughs Scene 2
Rotten Boughs Scene 3
Cat's Cradle
Under the House
The Great Work
The Desert
Billy's House
Awaiting Her Fate
Hand of Paradise
Deaf Dance Tour Poster
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