Being Nice and Doing Good in January
(Learn how to Be Nice and Do Good)
What can I win besides that good feeling deep in my soul?
Inspired by the dauggereotypes of the early 19th century, for this piece I paired a Polaroid emulsion transfer with copper that I patinated with acids and flame. I worked on this series from 2000 until the end of Polaroid’s production in 2008. Revisiting this piece reminds me how much I appreciate the varied and organic quality of the copper combined with the image. With only half a dozen of these original copper and Polaroid pieces left, and without the means to create more, looking through them again is like visiting old friends.