In this in-process series, "Shadow Boxes", I collaborate with veterans and families to share their experiences through altered portraits, sounds bites, and interviews. Veterans are first photographed, and then altered their own portraits as a means of storytelling and mark-making. The final image is then transferred onto handmade rag paper created from worn military uniforms. This is an on-going project and I am actively seeking veterans and family members to work with. Please contact me if you are interested in being a part of this work.
Video: "Altered" is a process video about Shadow Boxes, featuring spoken word by one of the subjects.
Video: Interview with Gabriela Mayorga of Sombra Media of the "About Face" installation which including works from "Shadow Boxes" and the Breaking Rag Project during the installation at Cape Fear Regional Theatre with the world premier of the play, "Downrange: Voices from the Homefront."
Video: In this interview with Dan Shea of Veterans for Peace forum, I discuss this work.
(Talk begins at 7:56)