This area shows my tintypes combined with found objects and in some cases enhanced with encaustic, branding, inked fingerprints, hair, inks, acrylic, charcoal, gluestick, mud and many other unconventional mediums. The future for me revolves around image making and combining the imagery with found objects to create three dimensional experiences.
The Union Case shows my first case and displays my first 1/4 plate tintype taken nearly 9 years ago. Every aspect of the case from the wooden body, embossed leather and velvet to the copper frames, preserver and even the latches were all hand made by me. My goal is to create 30 contemporary cases by end of 2009 and exhibit 30 individual cases made specifically for each image and sizes ranging from 3 x 4 to 17 x 22.