Artist Statement Working as a graphic designer and art director for over thirty years has only sharpened my eye to see things differently. Life lessons have only encouraged me to see deeper meanings in things.
I have only within the past ten years been able to pursue my serious involvement with photography. I have been able to travel more often and visit places I have daydreamed about.
I have logged hundreds of miles backpacking in places like the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, the Appalachian Mountains or the high desert of the southwest. The sense of grandeur and silence is overwhelming in these places. With senses stimulated, these feelings and emotions will never leave me.
I am struck by how much I tend to see things as a visual haiku. Haiku is more than a type of poem; it is a way of looking at the physical world and seeing something deeper, like the very nature of existence.
Haiku are and must be brief. The haiku is left with images of things just as they are. It is better to have just a few elements to provoke one's imagination.
With this awareness, I've tried to apply this way of thinking with finding common objects and make a compelling image.
My ongoing body of work is theme as "structures in silence". Industrial landcapes, the desert, or waterways, or abandoned American scenes become looming elements that when confronted, the beauty of these structures is shown.