Artist Statement: When I shifted my photography work from social documentary and ethnographic to fine art, it was the serenity and mystery of the natural world that drew me in for periods of repose and recharge.
I started by documenting water - initially the transformative qualities of the mid-western Great Lakes, and now the rich and glassy Florida Springs and aquamarine coast. Other subjects include tremendous skyscapes ablaze with emotion, and intricate miniature lichen worlds that hide close to earth. The colorful textures of botanicals, life along shorelines, and Florida's diverse ecosystems also catch my eye. In addition to framed work, I often mount my photographs on canvas, artboxes, artboards and tiles for simple presentation that preserves the essence of the imagery.
Most recently, I've been working on a series of botanical kaleidoscopes that have captured my imagination. I respect the fragility and significance of these subjects, and hope that my work inspires and intrigues others.