Artists in Residence

Liz Vaughan

My work is mostly concerned with emotional relationships with landscape and urbanscape. My process starts with photographing an area. This allows a real intimate relationship to be formed between me and my surroundings by way of camera. I photograph things like abandoned buildings, old vehicles, vegetation and any object that seems to stand out to me. In the studio I use a hybrid combination of digital negatives and historic process printing. Mainly I work with cyanotypes which I sometimes tone or manipulate. After I have acquired photographic imagery I collage 2- d works in compositions that are layered and intricate. I also will animate the collage pieces in order to produce stop-motion animation that are accompanied by sound compositions made by guitars, found objects and ambient sound.