How I work...
I use my camera the way many artists use a pencil. It’s with me all the time, looking for and capturing, in a moment, everyday things: cracks in the sidewalk, windows and doors, the grain in a stump of wood, moss or grass growing through asphalt, light on a path, the velvet texture of a flower petal.
I look for the contrasts: the places where rough meets smooth, light meets dark, order meets chaos, culture meets nature. The goal is to capture the everyday, the mundane, the insignificant and transform them, through the focus of my lens, into a unique and compelling view.
The quickness of capturing a photographic image sits in a dialectical relationship to the time and effort in creating an object in glass or a plate for printing. Sustaining meaning between the moment of inspiration and the realization of the artwork is the purpose of my studio practice.
My recent work explores the relationship between memory and object and how both come together to create the landscape particular to a life. Specifically how the process of making memories is echoed in the physical exercise of making an object.
Experience is imprinted with some of the details pulled into a sharp focus, crystallizing and distilling a moment, encapsulating an idea, a sound, a touch, while others distort, soften, blur, fade and even disappear.