As a post-baccalaureate student at Georgia State University, I am studying ways to transform a space with art. My interest in light and texture led me to create the installations described below.
The Unburied
For many years, Halloween was a painful holiday for me, because three people I loved all died around Oct. 31. 
"The Unburied" is my response to Halloween. Although contemporary celebrations are commodified and mock death, Hallowed Evening was for centuries the first of a three-day holiday, the day before All Saints Day and All Souls Day, a sacred time to remember the dead.
This installation uses nine markers of kilncarved glass arranged on a lawn to commemorate the spirits of all who have died. The markers symbolically depict how our souls dissolve into the universe, and become part of the wind, rain, snow and earth. Glass, unlike the marble of tombstones, is transparent and refracts light, extending life into spirits.
Moon and Stars
Moon and Stars
Ocean
Ocean
Sun
Sun
Wind
Wind
Tree
Tree
Rain
Rain
Sand
Sand
Snow
Snow
Rocks
Rocks
Overview
Overview
Nighttime
Nighttime
Available Light
“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”
— Carl Jung, The Philosophical Tree
We bury things, we leave things behind. Yet they remain below the surface, exerting their presence. If we sit in the shadow side, we discover its strength and beauty. 
I love to explore the effect of light on materials and spaces, and I’m interested in how shifts in perspective can pry open our unconscious mind. I chose a basement, cluttered with abandoned objects and the utility systems of an 80-year-old home, as the setting to bring these ideas together in meditation on the shadow side. 
My photographs of the space and its objects are meant to imitate how the eye sees as it adjusts to darkness. When the viewer enters this subterranean space, the digital display of photographs allows them to look into the shadows. We may realize that the twisted infrastructure is essential to the whole; we can recognize the things left behind as valuable; and we begin to integrate the shadow side into our consciousness.

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