About the work

An early basis of much of my work was the photograph. Initial hand-made photo-collage works involving multiple snapshots evolved over time into more abstract, digitally composited images. The camera became a way of gathering visual elements for a palette from which I could compose an image by hand, serially or even generatively using self-authored code. Photographs were material to make marks. The photo-composite was a way to draw.

A more recent interest in emphasizing the evident manipulation of material and to minimize ways of working that tend to leave little trace of the human hand — the camera, the printer, the computer — has resulted in constructions which more readily display their composite nature.

august 2020