Land Forms / Plant Forms

Sand/stone I Sand/stone II Seaside Foliage Rock Forms, Joshua Tree National Park Joshua Tree National Park Coal Mine Canyon II Weston Beach, Point Lobos I Weston Beach, Point Lobos II Weston Beach, Point Lobos III Weston Beach, Point Lobos IV Hawaii Gulch I Forest, Ontario Aspen Hillside Henderson Swamp Mammouth Hot Springs I Mammouth Hot Springs II Mammouth Hot Springs III Great Sand Dunes, CO Land Forms / Sky Forms Thistle Mexican Textures Coal Mine Canyon I Hawaii Gulch II Hawaii Gulch III Forest, Great Smokies Aspen II Saguaro

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The world I see is composed of many different layers, scales and moments. When making an image, I explore the relationships between multiple facets of the world, integrating them into a single vision in an attempt to mimic the manner in which the mind forms composite impressions from the array of images that are constantly impinging upon you. While the resulting images often evoke disparate, even conflicting, responses, they ultimately capture a more complete impression of a landscape or object: details are synthesized into broader views; interiors integrated into exterior views. It is the ambiguity of my images, the feelings evoked by differing scales, perspectives and viewpoints, that together work to yield an integrated image of a landscape. It is these visions that I then attempt to translate into a single image, hoping to evoke similar emotional and intellectual responses in the viewer.

The first version of these "black & white" images were made many years ago in the darkroom, using photolith masks and a pin registration system, restricting me to a single image size. I was also restricted by the difficulty of making the photolith masks to a small sample of available mask geometries. Software now available allows me to work in a manner consistent with my original conception of the images. There is infinite flexibility in the construction of the masks, with the ability to adapt them individually to each image.

The B & W images are available as either 11 × 14 inch or 16 × 20 inch prints. The prices are, respectively, $250 and $450 for matted prints. The color images are available as 12.5 × 19 inch or 16 × 24 inch prints. Those prices, respectively, are $300 and $500 for matted prints.