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Digital print altered with handwork. Based on two photographic images and combines needle-punched holes with beadwork.
This work was created by combining a film negative (the portrait) with a digital image (the floral background). In one print, I created a series of holes with a pin and hand-stitched a series of beads. I am excited about this new direction in my practice, where handwork is becoming of greater importance in the final print/image. I am interested in taking the photographic image beyond two-dimensional form and making it an object with which the viewer can have a unique interaction. The altered image is pictured on a light table, but I created it with the idea that the viewer could hold it up and examine it, with the image changing as the print shifted and reacted to the light source. 

Original Image, Digital Print. 
Altered Image, Digital Print with mixed media. 
Altered Image, detail.