I work in mixed media with a focus on photography and ekphrastic poetry. My work explores inner and outer landscapes across the canvas of nature. I create quiet spaces, in words and image, that demonstrate the availability and accessibility of beauty and serenity in nature. My pieces are invitations for viewers to experience the renewal and nourishment of slowing down, being still and receiving all that is before us. For me art making is a form of prayer, an offering and expression of gratitude. What is inspiration but the touch of the divine? Wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay and death. It is simple, slow and uncluttered and it reveres authenticity above all. It is my guiding principal in creating.
I studied the arts at Emerson College and Harvard College and in association with David Akiba, Ed Kanuc and Joel Santore, but it is has been the daily practice of being present to the process without demand or expectation of a specific outcome that has opened the doors of inspiration. In my photography I take multiple images of a particular subject/setting and depending on my abilities that day I either chase or dance with the light. I am looking for a feeling and they are revealed in the quality of light. My photographs are never staged. Their special magic is that they are found. This discovery and abundance is part of the experience I want to share with the viewer. Spirit, rather than people, inhabit my work. I seek that golden proportion of space and light that provides room for spirit and breath. I strive to balance images and words and expand their possibilities by encouraging multiple entry points and perspectives.
Twenty thousand plus subscribers view my daily ekphrastic poetry offerings at Leaf & Twig: where observation and imagination meet nature in poetry. Additional offerings are available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at WONDERMENT: where the beautiful, humerous, curious and magnificent are briefly illuminated.
Private colletions of my work are held in Rhode Island, Maryland, New Hampshire and Vermont.