About the Book
These images were taken against the background of powerful emotional events in my personal life, which affected me deeply. During this year, I was struggling to help my father care for my mother as she declined with Alzheimer's disease. I think the traces of those events are everywhere in these photographs. I am thankful that my subconscious was at work while I photographed, working in its own way to make sense of what was happening around me. I hope you find the images not only beautiful, but ultimately, thought provoking and moving.
I received my Batchelor of Fine Arts Degree from Albion College in 1977. I've always been a painter, working in oil, pastel and encaustic. In the last few years photography has become my art of choice. I've been a self-employed entrepreneur since the age of 24. I was a cabinetmaker for 13 years before transitioning into computer animation. I've done that for almost 15 years but have been transitioning out of that and trying to make a career as an artist. Finally, after all these years! I've created many things besides paintings and photographs. I've built a classical guitar, three electric guitars, a wooden kayak and countless radio controlled gliders including a fully molded fiberglass glider with a 15' wingspan.