Artist Statement

I think of my work -- which ranges from photographs, photograms and collages to large-scale installations and dimensional constructions -- as visual poems. Realms in which I explore the interplay between dream and reality, chance and design, word and image, and collective and personal consciousness. Drawing upon my backgrounds in painting, photography and film, I “use everything” in my art. I take an intuitive, tactile, hands-on approach to my work, mixing careful planning with the "accidents" that happen during the creative process. It's an active collaboration between myself and the work, and the finished piece -- my end point -- then becomes the starting point for the viewer.