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Surfacing – The Surfacing series puts the viewer in or on a body of water, looking across its surface. I am interested in the tension and serious psychological themes which “surface” in these images. Water as a symbol of the unconscious is a place where we explore our hidden shadows. Perhaps the water’s surface, the edge of the unconscious, is a place of dreams and reflections. To fully realize my vision, I use hand brushes in the darkroom, and later paint the image with dyes. I have also been printing this series using copper bleach and lith developer, which creates magical grain and tones. Each print is unique.