Artist Statement

The Photograph finds itself in a haiku the moment I surrender myself

I am inspired by the dance of the human figure, its relationship to nature, and the unity in duality they represent with my exposed frames. My process continues as I discover this relationship on different surfaces: physical, digital, print, metal, and 4k projections, recomposing the parts to discover a new meaning. To discover the parts that make this whole seem two.

I start with no assumptions of the final composition, medium, or workflow. I use digital, paper, projections, metal, and experimental surfaces to introspect the shape and weight of a photograph. The good observations come later in a narrative, a discovery that comes alive in a sequence of work, not any work by itself. They remind me of my own duality:

I can only create something if I’m not thinking: Creation is beyond Thought.

"surrender I"
photograph, mixed media
"parallax"
photograph, mixed media, with caroline holmes
"parallel worlds"
photograph, mixed media, with caroline holmes
"blue sunset"
photograph, painting, mixed media, with caroline holmes
"mendo magic"
photograph
"autumn blues"
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"wake up I"
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"wake up II"
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"wake up III"
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"river crawl"
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"holy smoke"
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"surrender II"
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"surrender III"
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"surrender IV"
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"surrender V"
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"surrender VI"
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"into the sea"
photograph, painting, mixed-media, with caroline holmes
"remember the sun"
photograph, painting, mixed-media, with caroline holmes
"duality"
photograph, painting, mixed-media, with caroline holmes
"minerals"
mixed media
"refuge IV"
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"refuge II
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"refuge III"
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"refuge I"
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"the rising"
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"Abandon I"
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"Abandon II"
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"Abandon III"
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"Silverlight"
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"Refresh"
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"Selfie in Tokyo"
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"The night after"
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"The night before"
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"Curious"
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"Lonley"
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"Separated"
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"Together"
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"Alone"
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"Free"
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"The Watch I"
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"The Watch II"
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"Malaria I"
photograph, in collaboration with a non-profit in India
"Malaria II"
photograph, in collaboration with a non-profit in India
"Malaria III"
photograph, in collaboration with a non-profit in India