Artist Statement

I am a mixed-media, image-based artist. I combine the oldest photo processes (cyanotype, Van Dyke brown) with new media (digital negatives) and handmade marks (painting, scribbling). I juxtapose and layer imagery. Combined with the spontaneity of using unpredictable media, these elements create a dance with process that I crave. One step leads to the next. Cyanotype is exposed in the sun using contact negatives, then washed, and sometimes toned and recoated. I also incorporate a variety of image-transfer processes using different mediums (alcohol, Purell, acrylic medium) to transfer inks from a digital transparency to paper, wood, and fabric. Sometimes I’m inspired by found objects like wood dollhouse furniture and rusty bed springs. For me, everything is source material.

Location

Santa Cruz, CA

Email
jafine@cabrillo.edu