I lived on Everbright Avenue in Franklin, Tennessee. Shortly after moving in I noticed a couple doves who seemed to like hanging out at my place, so I started feeding them and making sure there was always fresh water in the birdbath for them. For years, I watched them raise families and come and go. They would even sit on the line in front and we would coo at each other from my porch swing.
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).