Artist Statement

I make photographs to find wonder, the elemental, and the universal in everyday life. For me, photographs are poetic associations, fragments of reality, and waking dreams.

Working intuitively, I often carry the camera with me, photographing what moves me in some way. I build up a collection of photographs that serve as a pool of images to select from in building a sequence of photographs. They are presented out of chronological order, grouped and sequenced according to the associations that present themselves as each project evolves. They do not have titles for the same reason.

Through this presentation format that eliminates chronology and classic narrative, I invite the viewer to connect with the photographs through their own associations and sense of wonder.



The Print Object

The Print Object is an outcome from asking the question: how might a photographic object look if it reflected the materials of digital photography back from intangible bits of data, translated into a visual material?

Finding inspiration from the work of Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken, these print objects are one proposed form where a visual equivalent for the intangible material of digital photography - the hexadecimal text found within an image’s jpeg file - is physically layered over the image in a translucent physical material (acrylic ink and gloss) to live and interact with the imagery.

As photographic media evolves, these layered objects are presented to invite the viewer to consider their relationship with photographic prints, along with the visual relationship between the translated digital material and the nature based imagery..