The Role Color Plays In Her Work:
She says that the pure whiteness of the landscapes she works in is an important element in her projects. The white makes it possible to play with shadows and light. Imprints either reflect the sunlight or cast a shadow. She reiterates that she didn’t really think about it at first, and that it all sort of just started out of play. With the scale and organization that she now works in, “it’s like painting with natural light.”
She also mentions that much like so many other uncontrollable factors, colors often come into the pictures by accident. It could be a lone standing tress, a person still walking their way through the pattern, a ski lift, or a park sign.
While working on a commission in France, they took a shot of the snow pattern that had a bright orange restriction sign in it. The arts commissioner hated it, and wanted the sign to be edited out.
“For me, those little splotches of color are interesting.” She explains that these “mistakes” can help express relation to scale. She enjoys photos that are completely abstract without those kinds of modifiers, but those little spots of color have the ability to show human smallness. “That’s where real color comes in- it’s fragile and small but important.”