Chris' work like the relatively nascent discipline of photography has experienced constant transformation. Inextricably linked to science and technology photography has undergone constant change in media, materials, and techniques since its origins in the early 19th century. It is from her lifelong study of this photographic history that she draws inspiration across the length of her 20-year studio practice that blends contemporary technology with historic processes and materials.
Early photographers were object makers, creating a tactile object that showed not only the subject but also containing artifacts of the creator’s hand, photographs were rare and precious items that became treasured items for their owners. It is this spirit that is the constant within her changing artwork - creating singular photographic objects, that despite the use of digital technology include the introduction of her hand, that use the choice of material and construction to further the story of the photograph beyond the image.