Macro photography is my "filler." It's kind of like a good bread with your meal. You don't have to eat it, but it's yummy and it balances out your meal. Photography is just like that for me. My main art medium is concrete and acyclic paint. I don't have to have the photography to come up with my ideas, but without it I would lack the inspiration. Photography also reminds me and teaches me about color. What better teacher could an artist have than nature. Nature gets its right.
So next time you are out on a hike, by the lake, in a field, or even in your backyard, take time to see and learn how colors work together. When you do see photography on my blog, it does mean I'm busy with my concrete art or painting. I wish I had something new to show you everyday, but I just can't work that fast and concrete does take a bit longer to pour, set and cure; and paintings do take more than one day for me. And pllease be patient if you're waiting for my new creations, they will be posted soon!
My art often begins with a single photograph, a reflection of my eye—an eye that is deeply attracted to the texture, pattern, and shape found in nature. Whether it is the intricate pattern on the bark of a tree, the gentle curve of a woman’s breast, or the smooth, shiny shapes of pebbles along the shores of Lake Superior, I seek to display the wonder of creation in its purest form.
From a single photograph, a single vision or impression, my art charts its own course. From photograph to canvas to sculpture, my hands become dirty, my fingernails caked with the mediums of art, and my heart becomes filled with joy as each piece blossoms, quite organically, into what it was meant to be.
I hope to help those who view my art to feel connected to nature. Perhaps it is not always obvious. But, quite possibly, the viewer will see in a new way and will feel a new appreciation for the organic elements around us.