PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK

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THE ICE PROJECT

I have a dog, Theo.

I adopted him from Watermelon Mountain Ranch (New Mexico’s largest no-kill shelter) after he was rescued from another (high-kill) shelter in Aztec, NM, and so he has some fear issues.....

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He prefers to eat outside when no one is watching him, whatever the weather.

Four winters ago, every morning that I would bring in his water bowl to fill it up, the water still left in the bottom would have frozen to an icy disc. I would run the bowl under hot water in the sink, take out the ice, and I always noticed how beautiful the different ice shapes/patterns were that emerged.

Finally, I decided to turn this every day, mundane, necessary task into something beautiful. I started to photograph the ice, however it had formed from the night before.

I photographed it in different places in, around, and outside my home, and it changed the way that I looked at this routine task; feeding my sweet dog.

It made it fun. It made it interesting for me.

Art is in everything.

In the words of Henri Matisse:

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”

 

THE ICE PROJECT is made up of some of the images from the last four winters that I organized into photo montages. I’ll be continuing this project next winter as well and until I get at least 100 images that I will organize into a larger exhibition.

Archival photo prints, 24”x 24”each piece, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, ongoing….

Domestic landscapes

Below is a photo piece installed that was done for a home in Michigan.

Fifteen individual images that I chose and arranged from the Domestic Landscape series, archival photo prints, 38”x 64”.

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Cloud Mosaics