River photograms by Lauren Shields
I create photograms because it’s a unique way for me to capture the environment in which they are created. I like to use water in my work because it is a great metaphor for life and death; it is integral to everything we do. The death of my dad shadows the work, which is why I’m drawn to the ethereal, mysterious and celestial. Creating these photograms also allows me to show what’s underneath the surface, what’s invisible, and not entirely present, just like my dad.