During the pandemic I watched a documentary on the Mayflies. Their story is incredible and touched me in a profound way. These insects hatch and live for one, single day. They have one day and one night to find a mate, and do their business before dying. Their offspring will take an entire year before it’s their turn to dance, for just one night. What a beautiful reminder to not let life pass us by. I wanted to capture the movement, the fluttering beauty of these little winged wonders during their last dance.
Creating this series is what kept me sane during the pandemic. Each piece serves as a reminder that a better time will emerge and if we make it through, I have faith that we will be the better for having experienced it. Even the faintest of light is magnified by the darkness. That’s what this series means to me. Fumbling through the darkness, searching for the glimmers of hope, no matter how faint.
Each of the 7 images are Screen Prints using contemporary (photographic) and reduction methods as well as hand-applied Pochoir techniques. Of the 7 scenes in this series, a very limited edition of just five, 16x20s were were hand-pulled by the artist, printed full-bleed on handmade paper (also made by the artist).