BOTANICAL SERIES 100
ARTIST STATEMENT

The botanical forms of nature, rendered primarily in classic black and white, are the subjects of my current work in photography. I create works of art on paper and canvas. I draw inspiration from the shapes, textures, colors, and transitional energies of the seasons. The ephemeral, the transforming, and the impermanent are ideas that I explore in my work. Profound philosophical concepts become titles for some of my photographs of common blossoms allowing the viewer to ponder the significance of their meaning. My classical training in photography under internationally renowned conceptual artist Jack Sal influenced my strong sensibility in rendering a certain quality of light. It's always my intention to communicate the living energy present in these subjects.

My strongest influences are the works of Imogen Cunningham, Georgia O'Keeffe and, Brett Weston, especially those that depict botanical subject matter and abstraction.