I seek places of refuge by finding peace in the natural landscape. Through abstraction, I render what I experience in these environments rather than what is there to be seen. Thus, my images come from the land, but geography is not my subject.
This process combines the purity of my primal vision with a euphoric reaction. This space resides between the instant of capturing light with my eyes and the ensuing mental process of recognition, categorization and verbalization of what is seen. In human vision reality is constructed by the brain and not the eye. Long before I understand what I see, I feel moved by deeply emotional and mystical reactions.
My work manifests my personal experiences with vision. I interpret and manipulate photographic data to portray a highly personal aesthetic perception. These unique interpretations create a silent haven from the overstimulation of modern society. I invite viewers to embrace their own responses to the images. I produce an opportunity for meditation and to experience the emotions of vision, not the sight.