Living in a city packed with people and buildings, I am constantly stimulated by the culture on the streets and in the neighborhoods. Though I mostly spend my time working in my studio, the lavish quantity of offerings and options, information and images, outside my windows captivates me. Ironically it is comforting to be surrounded by this stimulation.
Within my contained workspace, my ideas and the outside world reverberate. Turbulence and complexity intersect. Tension, calm, intellect, and emotion are the elements which inform my work.
In spite of the exciting distractions of the city, or because of it, fernweh takes hold of me: I want to be somewhere else, far away. I go and, in doing so, forget what I left behind. I take my camera and find places where nature is wild and uncertain. This act of departure from the known space of my studio and home is essential.