Drawing upon both personal histories and universal themes I explore complex relationships between the self and the natural world as inextricable systems of support of each other. My core interest lies in how narrative context can shape our way of seeing the world. The structure of the work develops while I’m producing the work. The narratives of my work are carefully constructed and meditative moments informed by space and place; the utterance of a line, a subtle shift in the language of objects, and a sequence in which one thing leads to another, the desire for peace through the quiet contemplation of time or the compression of thought and feeling within a still life.
Using photography, I ask questions about the world around me and explore my place in it. My most recent project, ‘Homeward’, is a series of 21 photographs which depict familiar vistas within which I’ve added gradient color schemes that evoke memories of places I’ve called home. These landscapes allow us to ask what gifts are held in the natural world. What ancient information secretly held within these landscapes? I used my camera to search out illuminations in the landscape and allowed for those moments to guide me homeward. My work has shifted to viewing the world, not through objects, but instead through systems of thought, feelings and experience. Within my work, I would like to strip away notions of a direct narrative, allowing for a more reflective space for the viewer.
My Professional experience is in Fine Art, Graphic Design, Adult Education, and Art Direction. I’m also a professional artist who has a studio practice and exhibits work. I have extensive experience in graphic design, print for marketing, copywriting, copy editing, visual communications, art direction, and art curation.