And that's not all! There will be a Trunk Show featuring jewelry by Nicole Carles Designs! Tasty treats from Kristen Cederquist of Serendipity Sauce Spreads and mouth watering surprises from up and coming chef Anna St. John! And L'Atelier Salon will also be participating in this gala event. Stripe will be carrying signature locally made products all month that proceeds will go straight towards WomenCARE (headbands and beanies and much more!)
I have spent the past three years shooting walkways, highways, and byways collecting pictures of cement, blacktop, curbs, and gullies in various stages of decay and repair. Recently I found a way to take this project to the next level--by printing the images directly on metal. In this process, dyes are infused directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. Besides increasing the dynamic value of each photograph, the metal printing echoes the industrial feel of the work, inspiring me to explore beyond the lines and signs of the road. Rusty industrial waste containers, manhole covers, grates, and other metal work found in and on the street have now become a part of my palette.
Changing the context makes the mundane magnificent. This project has reaffirmed for me that beauty is found not just in what we see but in how we see it.