Eliska Morsel Greenspoon
Photography has changed significantly and the availability of traditional darkroom facilities has become rare today. My work and residencies rely on black and white and alternative photographic methods from pinhole to altered imagery. I offer students an understanding of the beginnings of photography and how, as an artist, I have adapted in creating very distinctive works of art as I recycle most of my silver gelatin prints and combine them with mixed media that is open to most materials. The resulting images are deconstructed and do not look like traditional collages, but painterly with a rich surface texture enhanced by wax-encaustic. During a residency, I will introduce students to various approaches to image making. Ideally, each student will employ an open mind to what constitutes a work of art while also taking into account his or her contribution to recycling as small as it may be.