My photography is an exploration of the visual metaphor.
I believe that the making and viewing of art is a deeply personal experience. Art, simply put, is the communication of thought or emotion. The art object is the physical manifestation of the artist’s vision. It is the bridge connecting artist and viewer. Lucid communicability lends strength to this link. We all create and view art through the filters we’ve acquired over the course of our lives.
I aspire to create images that are visually arresting in order to invite the viewer to engage with the rhetoric of the piece. My use of nostalgic Americana stems from my fascination with the character and abstraction that objects acquire with time and deterioration. Beyond that it is the structure, border and key elements of the image that provoke a deeper inquiry to the meaning of the image.
To experience art conditionally is to appreciate the aesthetic or objective nature of the piece. To experience art unconditionally is to look past the denotative and connect with the connotative and discover something new about ourselves or perhaps alter, however slightly, the perspective with which we look at our everyday world.