Photographing Navasota

Coming to Navasota from Houston, I had some plans for what I wanted to photograph during the residency, but knew very little about the town itself. Upon actually coming here, I became fascinated with the historic buildings, and particularly, the churches. The variety of stained glass they contained, both old and new, traditional and more contemporary, drew¬† my attention. In my senior year at Rice University, I created a photo series called Set In Stone, made up of photographs of thin-sections of rock printed on transparency and mounted in custom frames that backlit the images. One of the most common comments I received from those who viewed it was that they looked like stained glass. Moving onward from that project, I continued to work with transparency, and Navasota’s churches provided a perfect subject to utilize the medium. I already have a few pieces showcasing some of the stained glass and churches in town on display at the Horlock House, but I have many more in the works. Stop by and take a look!1K0A7270IMG_9499