My work is inspired by the infinite variety and exact structures found in the natural world. Organic materials such as plants, feathers, bones, ice, and live insects find their way into my compositions, becoming part of a story or metaphor for human emotions and interactions.
Utilizing natural forms, my intention is to create new relationships, realities, associations and surreal hybrid combinations that are engaged in a dialogue.
All phases of life interest me. The beauty and perfection of the early stages of a plant or animal’s life, as well as ultimately death and the various stages of decay.
Since 2001, I have been utilizing a flatbed scanner as an imaging tool, rather than a conventional digital camera or film. Objects are placed directly on the scanner glass, rendering magnified detail and affording the potential for larger prints. This larger scale offers a sense of intimacy and connection to structures within objects, that are often too small to be seen.
While nature unfolds, wilts, interacts and melts, the flatbed scanner’s myopic lens and light source passes by, converting what it sees to digital information. Live insects move resulting in a coloured digital track, an artifact of their movements and shape. That is the gift, the unpredictable part left to chance and timing, an effect that is unique to scanner imaging.
I personally print the images using pigmented inks on archival paper for maximum stability, then varnish the surface to allow display without glass. For most images the edition is limited to 12 and a signed Certificate of Authenticity is provided with each print.
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