Like many people, I have been concerned about our globe and culture. Our world seems frighteningly complex, fragile, splintered and angry, teetering on the edge of dissolution. Similarly, I am facing the consequences of my own aging. Yet, I still find I am drawn to this exquisite complexity and vitality, and wish to engage.
My own practice has been quite varied over the years, originating in fragile, temporary installations, and continuing through both abstract and figurative works. At present I am working with very detailed photography of dead and dying things on the macroscopic edge of what is visible. These focus stacked panoramas (a product of hundreds of combined photographs) treat a leaf, for example, as a world. The details of structure and death paradoxically emphasize exquisite life.