|Title||She's an Open Book|
|Artist / Creator||Heidi Kirkpatrick|
|Image Process||Film positive layered into altered book.|
|Medium / Materials||Photolith film, altered book.|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||1.25 x 4.5 x 2 inches|
|Signed & Numbered||Singed by the artist.|
Heidi Kirkpatrick works with alternative processes to create unique photo objects. She's an Open Book features two film positives layered into an altered book: English Spanish Dictionary (Midget Series, Burgess and Bowes LTD, London) As she tells Lenscratch (January 4 2012), "I am in love with film. All of my work is made with film. I shoot on film. I print on film. I do all of my own work in my darkroom. I like it dripping off my elbows. I do not use a lot of fancy equipment. My "models" are the people who are closest to me, my family and friends. I love layering the film positives over anything and everything I can think of or find. My studio is filled with found objects that inspire me, and photographs, lots and lots of photographs." Read the full article here.
Artist BioHeidi L. Kirkpatrick, an established fine art photographer, based in Portland Oregon has exhibited widely over the last ten years. Kirkpatrick’s work is included in collections at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, Springfield Museum of Art, Ohio and The OHSU Corporate Collection. Kirkpatrick’s work often depicts a view of the world experienced by women. Kirkpatrick develops her own images, including silver gelatin printing, alternative processes, photographs using a Holga toy camera, transparent images on film and 3-D mixed media objects. In addition to being an experienced mid-career artist, Kirkpatrick joined The Northwest Academy, in 2004, to teach photography at the high school level.