Mix and Match Families
9" x 15" x 3/8"
Digital photographs inkjet printed on Epson
Ultra Smooth Fine Art Paper.
Edition of 25.
I received a Project Assistance Grant in 2014 from CBAA
to aid in production of this piece.
In the USA, family is flexible and fluid, constantly changing as our society grows and develops an understanding for the people who live here. This fluidity is essential and what I wished to explore. Mix and Match Families is an artists’ book that address these ideas. The imagery for the book began while I photographed families and individuals in Washington, D.C. I removed the original background from the images and placed them on solid colored backgrounds. The solid colored backgrounds indicate the original family unit in the artists’ book. The book is designed so that the viewer can flip through the pages altering the family (much like a children’s flip book) to include same sex families, heterosexual families, inter-generational families and interracial families.