About the Book
I begin by photographing the effect of light bouncing off various surfaces found in my immediate surroundings. Without leaving home, and with the help of the computer, I have discovered a surreal kind of landscape fashioned of pure light that forms a bridge between abstraction and reality. By resolving the apparent pandemonium of the natural world into simple shapes and colors I find a sense of balance and quietude. In this way, the work speaks to the tenuousness of being sane in this world, and so to me, feels like prayer. My goal is to bring light into the spaces in which the works hang and to inspire those who see them to look more lovingly at the world they inhabit and to discover beauty in the commonplace. The arrangement of simple shapes make little literal sense, and yet there is enough fleeting familiarity to engage viewers in a game of deduction. No matter how abstract, somewhere a narrative lurks. By bringing together digital technology with time-honored materials such as antique lithography paper, the work conveys a sense of respect for tradition and desire for an aesthetically rewarding experience.