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My work is about renewal. I try to look for new ways to see the world around me and then capture that intimate moment reflecting the new discovery.I have been greatly influenced by both discovery and chance. I try to work spontaneously before I have time to think and get in the way. My art making process crosses over from writing and drawing, to photography and painting. Working with a variety of media helps me rattle loose undiscovered ideas.
I started making photograms using plants and flowers growing in my yard, as a way to switch my creative energy while I was painting. I have often worked between photography and painting, but discovered the photogram images of natural things to be much more impromptu and allowed me to explore the forms and the spatial relationships without getting overly distracted by the detail. Conversely, alternating mediums has inspired more energy for all of my creative work, and the processes has revealed a symbiotic relationship- one informing the other and back again in subliminal ways.
PhotogramsOne of the oldest forms of photographic art dating back to the eighteenth century, the photogram is produced by using only light and sensitized paper to record the object placed upon it. The simplistic method renders natural subjects by their true essence and in some instances, reveals something more than the eye can see.