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EARLY WORK: from grad school and beyond

before 1974


diana camera

infrared film self portraits

lingerie in landscape

young men displaying lingerie

what we wear

NEA Grant: From This Land

Lost in the Landscape

Learning the Sport

Day of the Dead


Most of these were selected project portfolios that lasted over a year and overlapped other projects. Most were narrative and were spawned by notions of self, personal reactions or observations. Many were shot with a 4x5 small field camera used like a snapshot camera.


The video projects before Miracle Girl, were all done with in camera editing. I often used video as a part of an installation project. The early computer work goes back to about 1988 and was relatively crude. My work has always let the project define how it was created. My curiosity led me on this path.

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