Artist Statement

As I look through my viewfinder, I am often reminded that, in my mind, it is next to impossible to artistically top what already exists in the world through the creation of nature. Whether I’m stepping back to frame an expansive landscape (often excluding any trace of human existence in the process), or cropping a subject in a way to reveal forms and patterns that might have been painted by some abstract expressionist artist, or else reframing a familiar subject in a way that challenges the viewer to rediscover what it is.

Sometimes evidence of man’s presence finds its way into my work, but it is usually a surprise -- a city street overwhelmed by a snowstorm, laundry drying in a sunny clearing, or a wagon wheel succumbing to lichen and rust.  Nature is always the catalyst, destroying or enhancing, using its own innate power to make something that man has created appear more than what it is without it.​​

 

European Beech
European Beech

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Emerging
Emerging

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Chrysanthemum Teeth Spiral
Chrysanthemum Teeth Spiral

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Oak Leaf Hydrangia
Oak Leaf Hydrangia

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Bar Harbor Mushrooms
Bar Harbor Mushrooms

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Japanese Zelkova
Japanese Zelkova

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Flowering Cherry Tree
Flowering Cherry Tree

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Reflection
Reflection

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Moss On Stone
Moss On Stone

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Ausable Chasm, Keeseville, NY
Ausable Chasm, Keeseville, NY

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Tree Peony Crimson
Tree Peony Crimson

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Lichened Wagon Wheel
Lichened Wagon Wheel

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Japanese Birch Bark Cherry Tree
Japanese Birch Bark Cherry Tree

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White Birch
White Birch

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Turkeytail Fungus
Turkeytail Fungus

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Moonrise
Moonrise

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White Cherry Blossoms
White Cherry Blossoms

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Tree Cactus, Detail
Tree Cactus, Detail

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Lupe's Coffee
Lupe's Coffee

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Purple Corsage Orchid
Purple Corsage Orchid

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Cut-Leaf Beech
Cut-Leaf Beech

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Nyphaea 'Albert Greenberg"
Nyphaea 'Albert Greenberg"

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Floss Silk Tree
Floss Silk Tree

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Pindo Palm
Pindo Palm

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Softest Pink Rose
Softest Pink Rose

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Blue Columbine
Blue Columbine

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Waterlily Seed Pod
Waterlily Seed Pod

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Fig Palm
Fig Palm

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Balloon Milkweed
Balloon Milkweed

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Winter Passage
Winter Passage

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