Even though I’m currently working only in digital photography, and almost exclusively landscapes, my biggest influences are the artists Louise Bourgeois and Louise Nevelson, both sculptors and both interested in material and organic forms, but also in representing the feminine journey through the world. One link that I find between my method and theirs is an interest in found objects – I rarely crop or digitally manipulate my photographs for the plain reason that what I’m locating and presenting is the “found landscape”. Mostly, I want to depict what I stumble upon in natural settings. In a way, I’m working “plein air without an easel”. The landscapes I’m creating are becoming more abstract as I work with them. I’m looking for the extraordinary in the ordinary, the contemplative, the meditative views readily available in the world. I would say that Georgia O'Keeffe is also a big influence on me. Her surreal landscapes seem like contemplative geographies to me, spaces in which you can move and think, rest and reflect. I'm trying to create something similar, thematically.
I’m currently putting together two portfolios of work: “Surrealistic High Park” and “The Healing View”. Come and visit my site on the Tour, and I’ll tell you all about them.
Looking Glass Duck
Glossy Grenadier Pond
Ochre and Slate Grey