About the work

An early basis of much of my work was the photograph. Initial photo-collage works involving multiple snapshots evolved over time into more abstract, digitally composited images which no longer necessarily related to the subjects depicted in the photos from which they were made. The photography for these works was less about collecting an environment than it was about sampling the surfaces of things within it. 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.

april 2019