In preparation for my extended stay as the Artist-in-Residence at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, I have begun photographing a new body of work.
In late May, I was awarded the Stuart Abelson Graduate Research Fellowship for a project that I had proposed in Brazil. By early July I was on a plane, and over the following 12 days created A Conversão de São Paulo, a series that consists of 27 images arranged as triptych altarpieces. Each of the altars is based on a biblical story and features models from an Evangelic church in São Paulo.
While the work explores the Evangelic community in Brazil, it also brings in various elements of contemporary Brazilian life.