Night Walks

This series has grown out of photographs made on night walks in my neighborhood and other places I’ve lived. I hunt for moody, atmospheric pictures in my familiar surroundings that feel both thrilling and quietly foreboding. I combine photography with thread by sewing on my photographs using free-motion machine embroidery. Sewing allows me to get my hands into the photograph, and thread changes the pictures into something more dimensional and textural. Thread also adds a sense of mystery and ambiguity to the image: what’s real in the photograph and what’s beyond the picture or imagined?