ARTIST STATEMENT

Control of light, along with the graphic composition I've worked with throughout my life as a photographer was the foundation for a transition into non-representational abstractions in 2013.

These abstractions have quickly become a near obsession. I've used every ounce of my experience, discipline and knowledge to execute them and achieve these results. Particularly, in exploring the interaction of space, form and color and its effects on human perception, I'm intrigued by the blurring of distinctions visually - the illusion of depth with infinity, luminosity versus flatness, vibrations against texture, shapes and forms.

Essential to this are the interruptions of energy and momentum, the interference phenomena in quantum mechanics and the energy redistribution that results from it - a staccato of light, color and graphics. This work is captured digitally in-camera, not created with digital software, close-up lenses, extreme cropping, or chemical processes. They are not photograms.

As I continue the exploration, the works are constantly evolving. As the physicist Schr√∂dinger said, "What we observe as material bodies and forces are nothing but shapes and variations in the structure of space."  Just as the light in my work often makes a transition or quantum leap, I believe that theory applies to my own trajectory as well, as I've moved from one state of photography to another, an energy redistribution process.

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