“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
- Marcel Proust
From the time I first began using a camera, I began to see the world differently. That experience of discovery, the opportunity to communicate visually, and the myriad possibilities of artistic expression are why I make what I make.
Blurring the boundaries between drawing, painting, photography and collage, I seek to create something revelatory. I am keenly interested in the interplay of words, ideas and visual imagery. Among the elements in my collages are found objects, pieces of my own photographs, text, markings made with my own hand, and the detritus of daily life, much of which suggests a nostalgic hint of the past.
Paper is my paint. I am drawn to its formal and sensuous possibilities; to its fragility and its strength. My process involves layering, the juxtaposition of contrasting materials, extending the composition beyond the mat opening, or collaging the mat itself, all of which have metaphorical as well as formal significance.
My photographs often focus on a particular detail or moment to extract the essence of the subject or to capture something extraordinary in the ordinary. I invite the viewer to engage in slow, contemplative looking, and allow the gap between art and life to dissolve.
Recurring themes are knowability, memory and aspects of the human condition.
Drawing inspiration from the art and culture of locations around the globe, my work is influenced by the Arte Povera movement, Cubism and minimalism.
All a consequence of having new eyes.