As an artist with a penchant for seeking out curiosities, I am drawn to scenes that are ambiguous, quirky, or mysterious. I create my narratives using both documentary and fabricated images. In building alternative realities, I combine images that do not naturally want to be conjoined. Hoping to connect with the viewer through humor, fantasy or tromp l'oeil effects, I use collage techniques and layering in a single image or I create diptychs or triptychs to connect disparate images.
I have been fortunate to engage with many gifted artists, creative thinkers, authors, and humanitarians. Their work has provided me with pathways for inspiration, and I am grateful for their guidance.
My Inspirations (in no particular order)
Where does one begin? A sampling:
Collagists: Hannah Hoch, Robert Rauschenberg, Joseph Cornell, Man Ray, Edla Cusick
Photographers: Walker Evans, William Eggleston, Andre Kertez, Dan Nelken, Berenice Abbott, Elliot Erwitt, Sally Mann, Zeke Berman, Robert Kozma, Kenneth Josephson, The Bechers, Timothy O'Sullivan, Man Ray
Sculptors: Louise Nevelson, Martin Puryear, Andy Goldsworthy, Simone Leigh, Ellsworth Kelly
Painters: Henri Rousseau, Paul Klee, Rene Magritte, Matisse, Picasso etc.
Archaeology, Typologies, Stereoviews, Cemeteries, Old-school Museum Collections, Ephemera, Maps, Wilderness and Wildlife
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