There are many unifying factors in my work under its ecclectic surface of subjects, forms and styles.
I have always sought to in bring together effectively form, concept and meaning.
I am interested in storytelling; virtually all of my work conveys stories of some kind. This connects to an interest in the urban landscape and the products of human culture, especially people's self-representations.
I want to work beyond the expectations and limitations of the singular photographic image, so most of my work is multiple-image (paired, sequenced, collaged). I am interested in how human vision and camera vision differ and how visual and verbal representation differ. I am a maker of notations more than of finished works. I wish I'd been the one to coin the term "notations in passing."
I have explored means of presentation that are not
based in the fine-print paradigm - such as programmed
slide/audio - but my primary focus remains with the print
and print variations such as the book. Recent advances in
digital print technologies, both direct digital and
hybrid digital/chemical, have allowed me to more
effectively put my works into printed form.
I am often influenced by accidental discoveries made
in-process. The content of work and its form interact in
ways that cannot be anticipated.
Beyond formal and perceptual concerns, I have a point of view about the world that I observe and I want to convey it in my art, but without being didactic or doctrinaire. I want some of my own doubts, and some of the humor I see in the ironies of the world, to come through.
In making complex visual art works, I want to raise
many parallel issues simultaneously. I want to offer
connotations, to imply connectedness, to stimulate
speculation and imagination. If I can, I want to
encompass more into a work than I can easily define, so
that it continues to be interesting to me as well as
possibly to others.