Body in Bathworks – 2011 – 2017
This series captures the change in time, space, and body through a diary of bathtubs. While living in New York City there were moments I was imaginatively stumped, the need for structure was critical in order to find a new direction– Bathtubs became my creative outlet. The tub walls transformed into the structure I was looking for, becoming a frame I could create any universe in–it was an escape from reality, where I could become whatever I wanted to be.
At the start of the series in 2011, I photographed myself as a simple form placed within the bathtub's environment closing my eyes. As the series progressed the characters became dynamic interacting with the viewer by making eye contact. I am continuously fascinated by this series–to observe what characters I morphed into.
Each photograph is an actual constructed environment that I photograph myself in. Do not mistake each image for solely self-portraiture, but more so a character unto itself. I have photographed myself in over 100 Bathtubs thus far, and continue to exlpore these imaginative universes' one tub at a time.