These photo-collages are an unsentimental look at local cultural history. Focusing on specific sites, my artwork documents how the use of these locations changes over time. Changes reflect evolving attitudes towards race, ethnicity, and gender. Examining how our social history progresses and transforms is an important component of my work.
This work was created during an artist residency at the Sandy Spring Museum and examines ten locations in the Sandy Spring, Maryland area. This is the first time I have created photo-collages that explore an area that was until recently primarily rural. I blend archival and contemporary photographs, along with historical news-papers, maps, advertisements, ephemera, and text into one final image for each site. Using layers of various opacities, I convey a sense that the past never goes away entirely.
1310 Olney Sandy Spring Road, Sandy Spring, Maryland
908 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Sandy Spring, Maryland- ca 1917-1928 /2016
18035 Georgia Avenue, Olney, Maryland - 1917/2016
18100 Georgia Avenue, Olney, Maryland
18065 Georgia Avenue, Olney, Maryland
3201 Sandy Spring Road, Olney, Maryland - 1936/2016
16800 Georgia Avenue, Olney, Maryland- ca 1940s/2016
2 Ashton Road, Ashton, Maryland- ca 1930s /2016
New Hampshire Avenue and Tree Lawn Drive, Ashton, Maryland
6010 Riggs Road/5815 Riggs Road, Claysville, Maryland