PATTI JORDAN

(Inter-Crosser 001) from the "Hybrids" Series
Digital Print
24in x 20in

In the initial stages of image production I’m reconstituting printer’s ink and pouring and pulling it across a smooth paper surface. This repetitive action and its ensuing forms connote the layering of present experiences over erased or invisible histories – palimpsests of viscera. In this series I’m merging photographs with the verso or negative image of a photographed drawing. These Digital Inverts and “Dupes” are composite photographs resembling emulsive prints, such as cyanotypes and albumen prints and other 19th century photographic processes. Deviations from the original image, they challenge the primacy of the initial mark. Blurring boundaries between copy and the original, they diverge from the initial prototype, manifest in their digital manipulation and processing. An essential component in their mirroring process is an implied transition from the corporeal to the spiritual, thereby placing the works within larger frameworks of inquiry. Simple one to two-word naming systems correlate to the imagery’s primordial aspects and to the act of duplication. In titling each piece, I look to describe a simple, guttural translation of form similar to the origins of speech. Pseudo-science functions as subtext to cloak themes of deception and desire.