About the Project:
April-Isolated, A Sampler
April-Isolated, A Sampler, made in 1996, was designed as an installation of 16 photographs, all double matted and shown in ornate frames found in various flea markets. Primarily created to spotlight the beauty of new growth in spring, each photograph shows one emerging flower, isolated or set against a backdrop that was either painted or found with the particular flower in mind. Modeled on quilt samplers that women traditionally design and piece together, each photographic sampler is meant to be viewed singly or grouped in various patterns. The overall configuration depends on the specific site in which the samplers are displayed. On the website, I show the photographs (C-prints made from 35mm negatives) both individually and in a grid, the formation I selected for Kendall Gallery in Grand Rapids, Michigan.