Artist's Statement

My art emerges from a childhood in south Louisiana, absorbing the relentless press of nature which is inescapable there. The images I make address the most primal, elemental aspects of my environment, gently prying back the layers of its mysterious, hidden depths. 

Constantly striving to make images that blur the line between what is there and what else is there, I am drawn to those moments where the layers obscuring nature’s mysteries are slightly permeable. Such magical spots draw me in, encouraging me to dig deeper, to linger and feel. Often compelled to return again and again to the same spot, new mysteries await at each visit. My photographs explore a nature which speaks simultaneously of ephemera and permanence, passages and sanctuary, reflections and revelations.   

In an increasingly digital age, I remain enthralled by silver based materials and the craft of the wet darkroom. For me, the contemplative stance stimulated by use of these materials as well as the intimate, hands-on connection they foster between the artist and the subject matter, are a vital part of the process in executing my vision.