“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
– Albert Einstein
I started out as a painter and studied art at the University of Iowa. However, I found that although I loved painting–the lyricism of the paint and what you could create from visualizing your own thoughts and feelings or what you witnessed in the outside world–that it was a remarkably slow process and also took a great deal of time and space. Often something which I didn’t have. I view my photographic work as originating in the same place that my painting originates, only it is more in tune with the quick pace of changing light and the quick pace of our lives, as well.
Most of my images have to do with light and shadows and the interplay of this as a theme within the subject matter. I love the idea of the ‘sacred’ and the ‘profane’ being found in the same object or even within the same idea, a middling shadow space between the dark and the light.
This group of photographs was taken in the high plain country of Arizona’s Navajo County for a show I plan to entitle ‘November Country.’ I was inspired by the wide, empty spaces, unusual shadows and beautiful smoky colors of the area.