In this new work, Alchemy, I am drawn to our primal sensibilities, the suspension of belief, forces of nature, higher realms, and the symbolic, in all things. My photographs are found through exploration, wandering with my intuition, guided by a sense of play, discovering my source material. I blend images of the natural elements that are at the core of the ancient art and practice of Alchemy: fire, water, air, and earth, to create a fifth element. I seek a new, a never before.
This transformation is a process, an evolution that requires mess and mistakes, misdirection and misinterpretation. It leads to unknown or unimagined manifestations. Is this manifestation the fifth element, or am I? My photographic work is performative, an energetic, kinetic alchemy. It is a synthesis of materiality and the vibrant presence I sense all around me, in a conversation designed to engage and provoke.
I pull from work both old and new, layering one over the other, top over bottom over top, watching and waiting with bated breath for creation to reveal itself. I am open to the entire spectrum of experience, while remaining grounded. I lean into light and shadow. The vivid hues of color allow me to develop a more dynamic translation of the world beyond the world.
I am a seeker. My curiosity drives discovery.
This work is presented as 22 x 32 aluminum prints in float frame, in editions of 8 + 2 AP. Available in other dimensions, upon request.