About Nature And Lace Collection:

2006-2008

In 2006, I decided to examine a box of lace that I had inherited.  Some of these pieces were made by my female ancestors, and some were collected and treasured by them.  Some were parts of blouses or dresses, carefully excised from a dress, to be inserted into another dress.  Lace has been cherished for generations, and evokes references to royalty, fine crafts, sensuousness, and even social class.

After I printed the lace pieces on large photographic paper, I began to make botanical layouts in response to the shapes of the lace.  I used dried leaves and flowers from my garden.   

These images are all photograms printed on 20 x 16 gelatin silver gelatin paper.  They are exhibited in pairs, or in a large grid of 12 prints.