Dance, like music and humor, is a time-tested means of renewing body and soul. In the Dance series, I use normally shed plant material and other found objects that even when static appear to move, to create dance poses, place them within miniature stages lit by ambient light to create a dimensional effect, capture these ephemeral installations in-camera, and with minimal post-processing, print on canvas. Hence the name of this medium, "Mixed media collage captured in 2D, archival pigment inks on canvas."
Pas de deux 18 was juried into Co|So's Renewal; Flamenco and Tango dancers come to mind. The "Cactus flower" portion of this series received the 2nd place in the Fine Art: Still Life category at the International Photo Awards 2009 competition.