Flow No. 009, Coral, 2023

Camilla Jerome
(American, born 1991)

Location: Kessler Center, Puyallup


In Flow No. 009, Coral , Camilla Jerome visualizes disability as a fluid state. She has combined light-sensitive cyanotype paper with water from the Atlantic Ocean, salt, soap, and found coral fans in a form of cameraless photography. She notes, "We have good days and bad days that come and go like the ocean tide."

A cyanotype is a simple photo printing process in blue tones. It captures some information like basic shapes, while removing color, depth, and most details.

This artwork is part of a curated collection by Lucile Chich in October 2023 for the Kessler Center, in Puyallup, Western Washington. The collection is based on joy, color, and the inclusion of a marginalized population within the arts community. It was critical to the local Art Selection Committee that the collection celebrate artists who are experiencing disability. This could be physical, neurological, or intellectual. They also wanted the see artists who use the transformative powers of artmaking to transcend, to heal, to rejoice.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Puyallup School District.


Camilla Jerome is an inter-disciplinary artist from Massachusetts. Her photographic, installation, text, and video work ranges from autobiographical documentary imagery, to private performances, to experimental camera-less photography. Jerome’s work explores the intersections of disability, visuality, time, and gender. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Lesley College of Art and Design in Massachusetts.

MediumCyanotype print
ID NumberWSAC2022.026.008
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationMassachusetts
Location Information
AgencyPuyallup School District
Artwork LocationKessler Center
2nd floor, Hallway
WA CountyPierce
Site TypePublic School
Address1501 39th Ave. SW
Puyallup, WA 98373
Geo. Coordinates47.155453, -122.312120
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