In the past year I discovered the key to my archive that had eluded me for a long time. In addition to all the terabytes of hard drives there are 80 drawers in storage of film from the 90’s. I used to visit the archive, but was always overwhelmed by the breadth of the work and had no clue how to understand how it was all connected. This past year, I realized that my work was my attempt to recreate the feeling of joy I had growing up in Pittsburgh. This turned out to be the key to becoming friends with all of my older work. I started with my negatives from the 90’s, which we scanned and made beautiful, big, new art prints. Most of the work had never been printed before - some of the images never even seen until now. I am now working on my more recent digital work, continuing to weave joy into visual stories. (All the images are available as prints - but check out the print section for my favorite prints from the first months of printing. They will put joy up on your wall.)

Francesca Woodman - 101 N. Main St. - #7