The Big Camera is an on-going project, initially funded by the Bailey Grant, to turn a utility trailer into a fully working Camera Obscura and Mobile Darkroom. Along with Donna Moore and John Allen, I teach the Community Alternative and Historic Photographic Methods; we've volunteered and taught at Knox County Schools, Roane State College, Knox Makers, Central Filling Station, The Knox County Public Defenders Community Law Office, Blount Mansion, UT Botanical Gardens and More.
1424 Fremont Place
This 1911 home was built by Miss Annie Sinclair McDonald, a graduate of Maryville College in the late 1800s. It was most recently owned by renowned Smoky Mountain Landscape painter, Ron Williams. The home is undergoing a complete historic renovation with funding from Knoxville's Community Development Corporation by myself and Sean Bolen. Oak Valley Construction is acting as the General Contractor of the project and the home should be complete in Fall 2019.
The Community Faces Project is a collaboration with Donna Headrick Moore, and Sara Blair McNally. Community Faces debuted as a small project of wheat pasted portraits of Wild Love Bakehouse and Mid-Mod Collective employees in August 2018. The goal, with further funding by the Tennessee Arts Commission, is to create awareness of the wonderful diversity in Knoxville and strengthen community bonds. We believe Kindness Matters no matter what your background. Check out the completed project and press HERE! More Faces coming soon...