During my travels I am grateful for the times of peacefulness that can be found along the way. Those times are most often experienced in rural areas, on shores and riversides, in parks and gardens of all sizes, and in sacred spaces. This work has developed mainly as my means of expressing appreciation for, and connection with, the natural environment. Here I can explore various themes: the entwinement of nature with the human-made; nature reclaiming its space; the elemental qualities of earth, water, and sky; old stones and weathered wood; growth, abundance, decay, and the cycle of life; and spiritual sites and beliefs. With these images I can recall each quiet corner of the world that provided an oasis on the journey.
This work centers on subjects that I’ve been drawn to since the beginning of my photography. The images are mainly of the human-made world and where, at times, it intersects with nature. They represent a wide variety of places and things that I find of interest during travels to many countries, and sometimes they make note of the quirky objects that people leave on the earth. I enjoy the process of discovery and strive to be open to all that I see and to how I may eventually interpret the scene. The work reflects themes such as design aesthetics, the effects of light in different environments and times of day, the spirit of a place, world religions and mythologies, depictions of animals and other aspects of nature, and the beauty of the commonplace. Subjects are usually viewed closer-in, and the images are often taken spontaneously as well as at times with more contemplation.
Glass and Light
I have long been fascinated with still life constructions in all their variations, including those showing the nature of light acting on glass. This work represents still life and found object studies of the effects of natural and artificial light sources on transparent forms.