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|About||Nature, Wildlife, and Abstract Fine Art Photography|
As an artist, I see the world differently than most people. I have learned to look at my surroundings, not so much seeking out my next image or project, as simply seeing. I compose photographs in my mind as I travel down the highway, as I walk along the shore at the beach, as I go about my daily activities. Many of these photographs never make it beyond the image in my mind, but they inform my vision.
My current body of work is a fine art, form-based collection of abstract water reflections. Movement, color and light are captured as they affect the appearance of the water’s surface. They represent moments in time in a very small space that will never be exactly the same again. The reflections that I find in water are ever changing. They change from instant to instant. What I see at one moment will no longer exist the next moment. I need to be able to move quickly as the view changes.
I am seeking to create an emotional reaction in the lines, shapes and colors of the water reflections similar to the emotional reaction that I have when I look into the water, with or without my camera. There is little or nothing that specifically speaks to the actual subject, water. What I am seeking to create in my viewers is an emotional reaction to those lines, shapes and colors in the water.
The images are printed with acid dye inks on silk charmeuse and chiffon and are layered and hung freely to preserve the fluidity of the silk. As such, the series is a combination of abstract photography and an alternative printing process that combines photography and textile art. Printing on silk is crucial to my vision. The silk is used to mimic the fluidity of the water being photographed. By printing on two different types and weights of silk and hanging the two layers three to four inches apart, I am able to create the illusion of three dimensions, much like what we experience when we look down into a body of water. The final prints are forty b