Photographic Studies of Gender in Art History:
The body of work titled, Photographic Studies of Gender in Western Art History,
references contemporary gender based issues and the cultural tendencies of gender specific roles in western history. This concept is explored through an antiquarian photographic technique called collodion ambrotypes. The use of high gloss black stained glass reflects an image of the viewer inside the frame, creating a heightened tension, as the viewer becomes part of the subject. The textural quality is evident on the glass surface but fades depending on how the image surface is seen. When the viewer moves in relationship to the work, their shifting viewpoint creates visual variations between images, contrasting pre-twenty-first century mores with contemporary attitudes and beliefs of human sexuality and intimacy.