The Husks Series is a documentation of remnants. In my travels, I am always drawn to the evidence of once living things. Bones, shells, pods and occasionally even a small corpus are treasures that inspire close examination. In a practice similar to that of Blossfeldt, Stieglitz or Weston, I record these vestiges of life, elevating them for a moment from the insignificance of detritus. The images make the diminutive appear monumental, imbuing them with the qualities of architecture or geology.
The “For Delving” series is a study of surgical instruments. It is a contemplation of both the beauty and simplicity of these well-used objects. The series also serves as homage to Jim Dine's "Tool Drawings". The images have a disquieting implication as their function clearly serves as an avenue into our tissues.
For Delving is a project executed in 2005 with enormous gratitude to St. Josephs Hospital in Denver, Colorado, Meggie Ball and Jack Cochran for helping me with access to all the instruments in the surgical quiver.
This series of images was taken in 2009 in Namibia and in Colorado. The Namibian landscape has seen little or no water for many years. The lake bed, trees and sand are bone dry and windswept, leaving a scene of dessication where once there had been abundant water. Wind is the primary force of erosion, aided only by sand. In Colorado, at the Sand Dunes National Monument, the landscape is formed by wind as well, but then water has worked over and around the dunes as rain is nearly a daily occurrence and a river runs intermittently along the bottom edge of the dunes. Where the Namibian lake bed is deeply fissured, the river bed in Colorado is sculpted anew every day as water ebbs and flows around the dunes.
n. pl. in·ter·stic·es (-st -s z , -s z)A space, especially a small or narrow one, between things or parts: “There is a gleam of luminous gold, where the sinking western sun has found a first direct interstice in the clouds” (John Fowles).
The "Small" series is an indulgence in the scientist in me. It's a way to see and study the finest detail and create abstractions from concrete objects. The intricacies of small things are stunning in their complexity and function.
"Things Fall Apart" is a series I began working on in 2008. It is an exploration of the decay of materials in abandoned, built sites. Currently, the series includes images from Iceland at 65N.21W, Namibia at 26S.15E and Lime, Oregon at 44N.116W. Each of these places has been abandoned for approximately 50 years with little or nothing being done to preserve the buildings. Each site is subject to the dramatically different weather conditions specific to it's location and latitude which contribute to the unique way in which each one disintegrates.
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