2010, Pigmented ink jet, 20"w x 20"h
My project starts with a deep and abiding love of nature, the land, its flora & fauna and the stories it can tell. I use the landscape as a starting point that is inclusive of the traditional “straight” photographic landscape as well as a large number of “iterations” of those images by manipulations via hand work (painting and drawing on top of the image) and abstraction through manipulation via software. My reach may well exceed my grasp in trying to cover so much ground (pun intended). Ultimately, it is my hope that the resulting images call into question the viewer’s concepts of beauty, the veracity of the photographic image and the nature of perception.
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