Jamaica Plain Open Studios Gallery
ARTIST STATEMENT One of the things I connect with deeply about taking pictures is that it causes me to look more — and more intently — at what’s in front of me. I have gotten into the habit of seeing sections of my world of a size suitable for framing. I often find myself seeing things that gain in importance as they are separated from their surroundings. And what I look at is often what my eyes would ordinarily pass over – scenes with rust and rot, the decay and compost of our urban and natural worlds. To see balance and beauty in familiar scenes as well as debris, castoffs, and accidental comings-together, that has been an awakening for me. Throughout this practice, my aim is to see clearly what is there but is not noticed, to extend my vision by framing the familiar, the lost, the hidden to make a unique visual moment. It is deep work and it continually surprises me, connects me to this marvelous world and to myself. I love this part of my life and invite you to join me by looking at (and seeing) my work and by nurturing your own creative practice. I invite you into this on-going experiment in visual and spiritual exploration.