Exhibition: April 3-27, 2019
Public + Artists’ Reception | April 6, 2019
Twelve images from each of the ten selected artists will be included in an artist chapter in the Portfolio ShowCase 12 publication. Two images will be featured in a gallery exhibition and all 12 in an online exhibition complete with artist website links. Thank you to juror Samantha Johnson for inclusion of my series SUPERPOWERS in this exhibition!
In 2016, I was given the opportunity by PROJECT IMAGINE to teach art sessions to hospitalized children. I presented each child the opportunity to creatively explore his or her hospital room with a thermal camera. For 20 minutes, each child had superpowers, seeing and photographing the unseen. After 20 minutes, I used a high-resolution thermal camera to capture a portrait of each child.
Through this project I offered the children a gift of diversion, yet my intent was to offer much more than that. I proposed an alternate mindset, one that promotes individuality, creative expression and a connection to others through the convergence of art and science.