Light the Way
In or Out
Up a Wall
Wonders and Wanders
This photographic series asks much more of the viewer than most. The images require you to involve yourself, your mind, your experiences and your thoughts without the conventional boundaries of recognizable definition, shape and form. In almost any image, you have the option to extract personal meaning and ponder a work’s intention. In abstraction, your involvement isn’t an option. It is the necessary ingredient for the work’s success. It becomes the simple expression of complex thought.
Photographs traditionally are about memory, either as actual recordings of things past or as reflective reminders of emotions, events or both, perhaps. These abstract images, both studied and incidental, are potential pathways into your memory (past, present and perhaps future)… the framework for a story of your making. Some will be avenues for your narrative, a voice that speaks to you and gives you permission to wander. Others will be simple, unrecognizable, wonderful beauty.
With the desire to step outside my comfort elements of photography (representation, narration, and yes, focus), I set out to make images created from the ordinary, utilizing composition, color and texture as essential elements. My inspiration came from my personal state of isolation. This is a wonderful place, a place more people should discover. It is where the wonders of life are found in everyday wanders. Setting out on this new life path provided the perfect opportunity for me to explore the unfamiliar.
With this group of images, I carry my own interpretation of what they say. I am certain it will not be your dialogue.