Artist Statement

A Photograph or Painting 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 in my solo or narrative projects. My education in poetry influences my process as I discover this relationship on different surfaces: physical, digital, print, canvas, wood, metal, and 4k projections, recomposing the parts to discover a new meaning.

I start with no assumptions of the final composition, medium, or workflow. I often use experimental surfaces to introspect the shape and weight of a photograph, painting, or mixed media. 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.

"Magdalene"
photograph, mixed media, with caroline holmes
"Gravity"
photograph, mixed media, with caroline holmes
"Parallel worlds"
photograph, mixed media, with caroline holmes
"Blue sunset"
photograph, painting, mixed media, with caroline holmes
"3rd Eye"
ink painting
"Zero"
ink painting
"Cancer"
ink painting
"Meditation"
mixed media, canvas
"Do you dream in color?"
mixed media
"Hope"
photograph
"Awakening"
photograph
"Through the Light"
photograph
"Rain Goddess"
photograph
"Fire Wind"
photograph
"Naked, after fire"
photograph
"Resurgence"
photograph
"Roots"
photograph
"Mendo magic"
photograph
"Autumn blues"
photograph
"Wake up I"
photograph
"Wake up II"
Photograph
"Dream of a Forest"
photograph
"Holy smoke"
photograph
"Surrender I"
photograph
"Surrender II"
photograph
"Surrender III"
photograph
"Surrender IV"
photograph
"Surrender V"
photograph
"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"
photograph
"Refuge II
photograph
"Refuge III"
photograph
"The Rising I"
photograph
"The Rising II"
photograph
"Midnight Eyes"
photograph
"Abandon I"
photograph
"Abandon II"
photograph
"Abandon III"
photograph
"Silverlight"
photograph
"Waking from Sleep"
photograph
"Refresh"
photograph
"The night after"
photograph
"Midnight Dreams"
photograph

"Curious"
photograph
"Lonley"
photograph
"Separated"
photograph
"Together"
photograph
"Alone"
photograph
"Free"
photograph
"The Watch I"
photograph
"The Watch II"
photograph
"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
** I enjoy collaborating with other artists. Some of the artwork, where credited, is in collaboration with Caroline Holmes.