First, second, third trimester. Mother, father, son. Life, birth, death. Transformative transience: physical, psychological, spiritual, notions of conception and cessation. Motherhood. In effort to better comprehend these changes my wife has, and will continue to go through — I have confronted my curiosity towards uncertainty, anticipation, fear and overwhelming responsibility. Fatherhood. Ultrasounds provide us with mysterious monochromatic images allowing parents to peer into the womb, there encompassed within the amalgam of fluids, new life can be seen for the first time. In effort to emulate with these abstruse black and white forms, photograms of the mother's changing body enveloped within water, will be created to mirror these enigmatic ultrasonic images. Beyond the aesthetic of these works, photograms hold a particular significance. A physical form, my wife, was used to create this absence of light, shadow, her presence is the image — it is not a semblance, or a representation. It is purely her, in her exact form. These photograms will immortalize her transient state of pregnancy — even mortality in her true likeness. Each one of these three life-size photograms represent stages of pregnancy: first, second and the third trimester, this transformation can be see starting from the left and ending on the right.
8’x5’ Silver Gelatine prints