Digital Photographic Composites
A thread-like intelligence attracts my attention in the art making process. These attractions are the foundation of my creative impulse, and they are everywhere. My job as an artist is to follow their pull, collaborating as best as I can to reveal something new to both myself and for those experiencing my work.
Smells, colors, landscape, people, sound, dreams, the garbage strewn on the side of a highway, all are infused with this energy.
Like words used to build a story, sensory attractions build my experience. I wait, listen, trust, pause, listen, leap, stop, and begin again to collect, compose, wonder, experience. Making art is full of tiny rich steps needing attention and care.
Eventually, I become a translator, using my camera and digital paintbrush to communicate the essence of this collaboration.
Each piece had it’s own unique beginning: a dream, familial history, longing to understand, desire to heal. One or more of the following form the content of each piece: digital photography scans of old black and white photos/color slides, and digital painting.
I hope the viewer might find a resonating note within my work. A something that elicits a narrative of their own, one perhaps, that’s been waiting for the invitation to reveal itself.