When a still life is photographed, it becomes locked in time. After the assemblage has served its purpose, most organic materials are discarded, where they may return to the earth. I make my pictures verses take them. I build a photographic scene from scratch. While I often incorporate elements from nature, my compositions cannot be found in the natural world, and therefore cannot be found to take. Making a photograph for me is a fabrication––a dance between the musings of the mind’s eye, the manipulation of materials and the sculpting of light. My photographs are not intended to be a simple representation of disparate objects assembled in implausible compositions; they are intended to be an exploration––an investigation of form, of light, of space, of time. They are an interpretation of reality that transcends the static nature of inanimate objects to create a sense of dynamism––of movement––of enigmatic wonder intended to beckon further inspection.

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