Home – Land is a collection of handmade, cyanotype photographs that are direct impressions of botanical specimens collected from our home states. This work represents a visual dialogue about history, landscape and the environment. Drawing upon the cyanotype process, and a shared interest in botany, we create work that explores the relationship between landscape and homeplace.
As transplants to South Carolina, we are both intrigued by the plant life that defines our new home. We began documenting specimens of the region through the cyanotype process, and this exploration encouraged us to revisit our home states of Florida, Georgia, and Texas to create cyanotype images that represent the places that we have previously called home.
Ashley Jones and Danea Males are both photographers and collegiate educators living in Greenville, South Carolina. Their first curatorial project, To Do, To Undergo, To Look was an exhibition featuring emerging artists from South Carolina. Their collaboration, Some Kind of Blue, has been exhibited in Texas and Georgia. A selection of their cyanotype photographs was recently included in nice; 01, an exhibition curated by Midwest Nice Art Collective at Northern State University.