An artist, a photographer, evolving on the fly...

Passionate about the art and craft of photography, I was hooked when I saw my first image in print on a large format printer. It was the beginning of a journey learning to use photographic images as part of an artistic expression. As an image based artist I work with compositions and composited images (using more than one image to make a piece of art) and hand print the image onto metals, wood, acrylic and ceramic to create individual works of art. Working in physical layers allows the viewer to attempt to separate the images as they walk around a piece and then put it all together from the front. I prefer images in the abstract because of the random nature of life. In the lack of perfect control of the transferring of images to other surfaces, I embrace the randomness of life and therefore, the randomness of the art and the artistic endeavor.

 
 
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I still visit the documentary side of my curious nature of seeing the world through the eyes of another human being (though, if an animal grabbed my camera I might have to rethink that statement). Invited to work with students on a project in India through the integrative medicine program at Metro State College, or with locals to interview and photograph populations that are part of the State of Colorado. Storytelling and listening to stories are part of our DNA and I continue working to preserve these oral traditions.

 

Artist's Statement:   

Photographer, printmaker, artist.  I was drawn to the craft of photography as a way to express the way things seemed in life and then fell in love with making prints.  The world of paper was fun, but when I was initiated into the world of alternative printmaking I knew I had found my passion.  

The combination of photographic images as part of an expression in an artistic conversation became so intriguing that I have begun several series or conversations, as I like to think of them.  Working primarily in camera using lenses to distort reality is one of those chats and hand pulled prints on metals, wood, acrylic and ceramic all provide endless entertainment.  Working in physical layers I often work in altered reality and I prefer images in this abstraction because of the random nature of life. In the lack of perfect control of the transferring of images to other surfaces, fearlessly I embrace the randomness of life and the randomness of my art and artistic endeavors.