A Thin Place
My work is created as an exploration of the relationship between the experience of the natural world and the identification with the transcendent. Subtlety pulling from religious art devices such as patterns, triptychs, diptychs, and reliquaries this work bridges the art of my Catholic upbringing with my current spirituality. Most of my photographs have been taken from within my backyard on San Juan Island to form an intimate sphere of reference. I believe that the landscape that you live with day in and day out intrinsically becomes a part of you. The final treatment of the photograph is that of a sacred object. There is no glass, frame or other barrier. Dimensionality and seeing the hand of the artist is an important element of the work. Typically I use a mixture of mediums to complete the images such as oil paint, encaustic, gouache, wood and steel.