My photography work is daguerreotype and wet-plate-inspired work. I fell completely in love with art history and was able to find myself as an artist. I believe that the work I produce challenges the canon while shrouding my work with historical vantage points.
I believe that I can produce a body of work using my processes by incorporating Van Gogh's color palettes and painting them onto my subjects' wardrobes and fabrics. I would also like to attempt to recreate some of his most iconic scenes and portraits in my own way. This will require me to produce some color work as well. Overall, I will like to explore how I can use my art to pay homage to an artist I appreciate.
I think that the residency will be beneficial for me because it will provide me with a chance to interact with other artists, as well as the public. I will also be able to get feedback on my work from professionals in the field. Additionally, this residency will allow me to exhibit my work in a professional setting.
I understand the need to stretch myself as an artist, and I believe that this residency will provide me with the opportunity to do so. I am excited to see how my work will develop during this time, and I believe this residency will benefit my growth as an artist.
I am grateful for this opportunity to explore my art and have Van Gogh's work as my muse. I will continue to honor my craft through this process and make sure to create work that does justice to the great artist that he was. I will include representation, advocacy, and a clear narrative in my interpretation of his work. I believe art has a place for everyone and I will continue to strive for that through my work.