My interests with photography are wide ranging in subject matter yet centered around inviting the eye to Look. I try to make images which momentarily arrest the eye, giving the image time to reveal itself to the viewer. To achieve this I pursue the essential form or line of a thing as the center compositional element in a photograph. For me, this creates an abstraction which permits a new way of seeing an otherwise ordinary or "known" thing (the human body, a set of measuring spoons, etc.).
I continue to work on both the Natural Form in Ordinary Objects series - photographing more everyday household and other human-made objects - and the Body Series/Narrative project - an ongoing investigation into ways to see the human form. In the "narrative," I present the images in sequence, to be taken in turn-- as in a slide show. I am interested with the viewer's process of becoming acclimated and familiar with the images as they view a repeated loop. Each image informs the next and is increasingly explicated in the repetition. Expect more images/experiments on each of these projects.
Also, check back for more additions to my Inquiry pages. With these inquiries I am exploring why I am a photographer and the nature of the viewer's experience. By pairing my photographs with the musings of philosophers, artists, and cultural thinkers I hope to illuminate and investigate my artistic purpose.
My newest addition to the site is my Flowers and Trees section in Gallery C. With this project, I am interested in how the pairing of oppositional environments (stark winter sky and leafless trees/bright, colorful springtime flowers) deepens the consideration of each, and further--how image, color, and pattern can be combined to make compelling compositions.
Finally, I would like to express my appreciation to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota for including this site in the 1998 Women in the Director's Chair: Home Girls Series.
Please feel free to contact me. I welcome your comments and feedback, and I hope you will visit often.