I’m drawn to photographing human figures in landscapes as an exploration of ancient nature-based spirituality, as well as concepts of birth, sex, and (increasingly) mortality. The figure’s surface, shapes, angles, textures, and the tensions in and between bodies fascinate me.
In nude figures, I find a powerful symbol of self—with the subjects standing in for my own psyche.
I often draw upon Catholic and other religious iconographies, particularly where they intersect with shame, identity, and sexuality. Many of my images explore feelings of isolation, self-imposed captivity, and conversely, peace, tranquility, and fulfillment.
I use a variety of tools to make images—digital, large format 4×5-inch film, and antique medium format stereo cameras, as well as alternative printing processes. Many of my images are incased in resin or covered with encasuic wax.
This artist is previously a recipient of grants from the Arts and Science Council and North Carolina Arts Council.