For the last fifteen years, I have been dedicated to creative explorations of the photographic medium. The images in this series, Overture, are abstracted still lifes that use color, line, and focus to question the illusion of space and indexical nature of the photograph. By incorporating flowers, paper, fabric, and other simple objects, I create layered fields of color with gestural elements and fleeting hints of focal detail.
It is important to me that the images are not digitally fabricated. I make these images in my studio where I begin with a sculptural still life structure and then explore variations on the images as the develop. The camera allows for chance discoveries and imperfections. In this digital era, I believe that the viewer responds to the energy of an “in-camera” image differently with an intuitive connection to the spontaneity and “reality” of the image.