To me the creative process is a necessity as important to living as eating and sleeping. My work swims in abstraction as I feel that only the abstract can portray the complex nuances of life in our current society; the mysterious, the confusing, the unanswered. The goal of my work is to not only make some sense out of these life consuming uncertainties but also to direct this disharmony towards positivism. In this sense I feel it is my responsibility to continue to use art as a springboard to creating harmony in the human condition.
I work with photograms- an alternative photographic process. Photograms are created by exposing different light sources and patterns directly onto photographic paper. I use a live model, who physically lies on the light sensitive paper, in an attempt to not only keep the theme focused on humanity but also to portray the beauty of the human form and therefore, the beauty and positivism that we all have within us. I work in periods of large productive creation followed by long periods of thought provoking analysis. The entire process is done in complete darkness and, as a result of directly exposing light to the paper, leaves no negative- each photogram reflecting the beautiful unique in every human being as every piece is one of its kind. After copy slides are made the work gets digitized and goes through a series of size/color/value changing processes and limited edition prints are made.
My work has progressed ...