Amalgamation is the act of merging or uniting two or more elements,
transmuting them into a single entity that reflects parts of each element,
as well as a new whole. My Amalgamations series combines the female
form with natural elements, using a unique process that allows both me
and the viewer to experience the depth, texture, and color that
results when two or more photos are layered.
I start with one of my existing photos of the female form –then layer it
with another photo, often a landscape with some element of stone to
provide a contrast with the softness of the female form. The second
photo might be a wall from the small church I came across in the
south of France, or rocky elements from the waters of a pool on the
coast of Maine or a small pond outside of my hometown of Omaha.
Melding them enhances both images, bringing them both to another
level, and creating a new world that exists only in this new image.