Making art, in particular photographs that chronicle a moment in a changing landscape, is my passion. As a lifelong artist, I strive constantly to explore and expand my definition of the unique and mysterious in life and nature. I love to utilize simple, manual film cameras such as the Holga and the Widelux to capture images that have an ethereal and timeless quality. My hope is, that when a person views my art work, he or she might feel as if they could trade places with Alice of “Alice Through the Looking Glass” – peering into a dreamy world, with a sense of awe and child-like wonder.
One of the recurring themes in my work is the architectural landscape with a sense of history. My intent in making these photographs is to visually convey the feeling of walking alone among majestic sites, both secular and sacred: abbeys, castles, churches, cemeteries, formal and informal gardens. By combining overlapping exposures, careful cropping and overpainting with transparent oil paints, the finished works reveal my idea of these places as they might appear in a daydream or on another plane of existence, and as if our rules of time, space and perspective did not apply.