Portrait(s), Adhered. (2021)

At the start of 2021, I started my series “Portraits, Adhered.” Using the nontraditional photographic methods of shooting digitally and directly mounting the self-portraits onto a wooden board via wheat-paste, PVA glue, clear acrylic gesso and/or staples. Through these methods, I am looking to disrupt the material hierarchies in contemporary image and media consumption. During the period of self-isolation, I’ve been making this ongoing series as a way of self-examination through treating the image of myself as a landscape for abstraction and deconstruction. Working in this style has led me to expand on the sculptural potentials in photography.