I lay my photographs in together, abstractedly sifting; simply responding to color then form I pursue the sense, the possibility of a new montage. As an idea takes hold I work quickly as absorbed musing turns to concentrated gathering and arranging. Spontaneous effects may alchemically bloom through the unfolding work as shots of cracked rock, rain sodden petals or limb silhouette merge with gleaming sheet metal or glass refraction to exclaim in sudden assertive mutuality.
Living in Japan developed my aesthetic resonance with nature. With a scholarship to The San Francisco Academy of Art as a painting student and La Jolla’s Academy of Advertising Arts program behind me I devotedly painted landscapes when I wasn’t working as a graphic designer.
Out of the blue, the so-called “new technologies” swooped me right up and I became enthralled with layering transparencies; creating montages is my calling.