I believe that, in the best art work, regardless of artist, medium, or subject, there is a coherent, surprising, and intensifying mixture of speech (the formal elements of the constructed image) and story (the revelation of creative meaning). I look for artistic raw material in the natural, cultural, and built environments to make images, ranging from 'straight' to heavily-manipulated, that ask viewers to read them in depth. I was a painter, printmaker, and analog photographer before the advent of digital tools; so, my approach to photography continues to value formal craftsmanship and the standards of design, history, and philosophy that I learned early on.
I earned a BA in Art / Education in 1971 at Goddard College and an MA in Visual Arts / Photography from Goddard in 1975, followed by post-graduate work in Industrial Technology at Central Connecticut State University and in Computer Science at the University of Hartford. I have worked at the intersection of art and technology throughout my career and have taught visual arts, photography, serigraphy, videography, desktop publishing, and web programming, as well as computer science, technical drawing, and engineering design.
Recent Exhibitions and Juried Selections:
Digital Arts California, "TrueColors 2012"
Museum of Computer Art, Permanent Collection
Amanda Smith Gallery, "Gardens"'
LIMN Literary and Arts Journal, "Selected Images"
Exhibitions Without Walls, "The Human Experience"
Light, Space & Time, "Botanicals"
Tampa Museum of Art, "Five by Five"
The Darkroom Gallery (VT), "Photography by Design"
Black Box Gallery, "Photo Salon"
Silver Eye Gallery (Pittsburgh), "8X8"
Lenscratch, "Backyard", "Mysteries, Dreams, and Other Worlds"
The Artists News, July 2013 (feature)
Gulf Coast Art Directory, "The Human Side"