Artist’s Statement

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority,

it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).

Mark Twain Notebook 1904


My work is about other realms of reality which exist in our own just slightly beyond. These realms are ephemeral and exist for short moments of time when conditions are right. They can be tapped into through the use of deep meditation, serendipity, openness to what happens and through the use of entheogenic compounds such as psilocybe mushrooms in the right set and setting under responsible doses. These states, keystones of ancient civilizations have become regulated into near non-existence. I believe when we integrate what we learn in altered states into our waking life we become better as a result, and have the power to change the world for the better.

My work stems from observation of people, ideas, spaces, places and the deep silence which underlies everything else. It manifests through photography, observations, sculptures, dance, gardening, tea and occasional adventures to dive into an obsession. I made my art as a means of understanding myself and my surroundings. I am fascinated by our inner and outer realities, the notion of time and its flexibility and the framework of reality. My favorite photos are of the mundane where I try to find the underlying patterns which construct the simulacrum which we assimilate as our reality.

My photos are very well composed with bold subjects and strong compositional elements.I love to use black and white because of its ability to simplify and force a view, however I am also attracted to deep vibrant colours. As I have grown as a photographer I have become interested in using multiple photos composited into geometric patterns and in exploring scale. The largest photo I have composed to date is 2 feet high by 9 feet long.

My process is something I am continually revising. At first It started out very loose. I would pick up my camera and head out, not sure what I was looking for and shoot photos that caught my eye. Recently I reframed my process, I now make large scale geometric photo compositions with the help of photoshop’s photomerge tool. This is part of a trend into working within the confine of rules to make artwork.

I am in the process of transitioning into time based art which uses programming drones and the environment in order to explore time and space.