Recipient of Milwaukee’s Emerging Artist Fellowship Grant, part of the 6th Annual Milwaukee County Individual Artist Fellowship Awards Program for 1994. “Twilight Series” awarded in 1994.
The “Twilight Series” 1993-1994, is a group of photographs influenced by a concept of time found within many Native American philosophies. The part that interested me within this concept, is where the moments between night and day have been considered as a “magical time”. The twilight hour between night and day is symbolically believed to be the crack between two worlds, the bridge between the physical and the spiritual dimensions.
The photographs from the “Twilight Series” have the feeling of timeless moments, like the space of a daydream, where time stands still. While the external world appears to stand still, the internal experience is moving. I bring question to this experience – is it a twilight moment between the physical and the imaginary, or what may be perceived as real? Technically, while photographing both during day and night, I used exposure and development processes, to blur the distinction of which, was taken when. This extended the surreal nature of the perception within the photographic image.