Gaslight is a series of chemigrams using chemicals and materials related to World War I gas masks.


The first WWI gas masks were made with pads or hoods soaked in a solution of glycerin and sodium thiosulfate or hypo, a standard photographic fixer, which was used to neutralize the effects of chlorine gas. In focusing on the chemicals used in these early gas masks to create the images, I limited my materials to only photographic paper, developer, water, glycerin, salt, and sodium thiosulfate.


Each chemigram is a unique hand-made print, bringing forth a wide variety of abstract forms - dark tendrils, vaporous clouds, sidereal bodies – all evoking the disorienting horror of life and war in the trenches.

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Gelatin silver prints (chemigrams)
35 x 24 inches overall (each print 5 x 7 inches)
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Gelatin silver prints (chemigrams)
35 x 24 inches overall (each print 5 x 7 inches)
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2019
Gelatin silver prints (chemigrams)
30 x 24 inches overall (each print 5 x 7 inches)
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2019
Gelatin silver prints (chemigrams)
35 x 24 inches overall (each print 5 x 7 inches)
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2019
Gelatin silver prints (chemigrams)
30 x 24 inches overall (each print 5 x 7 inches)
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2019
Gelatin silver prints (chemigrams)
35 x 7 inches overall (each print 5 x 7 inches)
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2019
Gelatin silver prints (chemigrams)
30 x 7 inches overall (each print 5 x 7 inches)
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2019
Gelatin silver prints (chemigrams)
35 x 7 inches overall (each print 5 x 7 inches)