“Playing at the edge of two worlds has always fascinated me. I’ve loved stories about entering other worlds, stories that transcended the everyday, transporting me through time and space, and finding their way into my drawings and dreams.
I use photography to explore the threshold of these worlds, the liminal space between perceived reality and the vast dimensions of imagination. My work is an inquiry into the ways ambiguity effects perception, disrupts the search for the familiar, and intimates the presence of what we cannot see.
Los Angeles was a mecca for visual artists while I was a student at UCLA. I studied with Robert Heineken, Edmund Teske, and Richard Diebenkorn, and was fortunate to meet Bob Irwin, one of the artists of the Light and Space movement. My photographic images, especially those exhibited as projected installations, reflect his influence on the way I think and see.
Alternating between analogue and digital capture, re-photographing, reprocessing, imposing light, shadow, shapes and inconsistencies into representational or non-representational images are a few of the methods I use on my eternal quest to illuminate the elusive threshold between two worlds.
What emerges in this process is not answers, but more questions that move the boundary of the knowable further into the unknown.”
March 9, 2018
March 17-April 14