Artist Statement

 

My photographs are the result of my inquiries into the ways that we as a species grapple with the unknown and our relationship to the Universe, particularly as those inquiries delve into the realm of science.

Adventures in Celestial Mechanics centers upon the full moon and the way various cultures relate to its cycles through naming conventions.

Pyrotechnic studies natural forms found in abstracted fireworks, reminscent of how we find familiar forms and comfort wherever we look.

East of the Sun, West of the Moon explores landscapes evocative of fairy tale and myth, tools we have used for millenia to explain the unknown.

Codex Natura addresses forms in nature suggestive of the shared celestial origin of all matter on Earth.

Harmony of the Spheres, my newest project, is inspired by the idea, dominant for two thousand years among thinkers ranging from Pythagoras to Aristotle to Plato to Kepler, that objects spin in the night sky to create celestial music in harmonious relationship with each other, the natural world, and the human soul.