Since moving to the high mountain desert in America’s West, I’ve felt a keen sense of place. In the sunlight and shadow, nature is my inspiration. I see abstract intricacies. Rather than documenting images, I endeavor to convey the haunting, compelling mysteries of nature that surround me most often abstractly. I see Nature as the poetry of everyday life.
"I came to photography indirectly. Initially my interest in painting introduced a desire in me to always have a camera by my side to work out elements of composition and design in order to interpret the world that surrounds me. Looking through a lens, I find I observe differently, more selectively. Fairly rapidly, the desire to create photographic images took over.
The cropping and composition in much of this series reflect my love of Abstract Expressionism and Eastern calligraphy.