The other day I started experimenting with layering drawings on top of photography. The next day I encountered the work of Francesca Woodman which had a profound effect on me. I was mesmerized by her photos and heartbroken to learn she ended her life early at 22.
After work that day I made another photo and drawing experiment, this one influenced by Woodman though I wouldn’t expect that to be obvious to anyone. Her work is infused with decay which makes me think of vultures who have the same kind of sweetness about them that Woodman’s work has. Obviously that’s subjective. I’ll write another post about my encounter with Woodman’s work.
I don’t think I’m creating anything terribly unique with the photos I’ve made but it inspires me to try out a different medium.