Personal myths and truths are often reflected in my work. The images that I produce result from a blending of spontaneity, chance, and intervention as I explore the depth of meaning encountered in daily living. Making photographs is a process of revelation as epiphanies surface with certain images that continue to haunt and inform. This intuitive process instills in me feelings of fear, veneration, and delight. It is my hope that the images convey abstractions from the personal journey that is life and evoke a sense of its infinite mystery.
A Matter of Time
A web of time circles the death of my mother, Patty Marie, and I am still inextricably bound to her. Events in my life now reference her death, something I did not understand before I experienced this profound loss. A Matter of Time emerged from the process of collecting remnants of loss that substitute for Patty’s physical presence or mark the passage of time since her death. I confess that I keep two tiny bundles of her hair in a wooden box on my dresser. My own hair is a personal marker of time and cutting it is now a ritual of severance. I associate hair with the photograph as another form of aiding remembrance. The images are a strange autobiographical journey into loss, ritual, and dream. From a deeply personal perspective, I hope to convey collective human experiences of loss and memory.