My work explores light, vision and memory, the moments when
photons collide with matter and connect with my emotion, memories
and experiences. It’s the moment when the shutter is pressed and
light’s interaction with matter is captured.
The camera is just a tool that records the interac- tion of
light and matter. We give the images mean- ing when we combine them
with our memories and the experiences and emotions that connect us.
I started my exploration with digital imaging in the mid 1980’s. It
started with vector-based systems, then to early raster graphics.
At the time, there wasn’t a way to create archival prints or
extract images from a computer’s black box.
Drawing on the paradigm in photography called heliography, I
used my self-developed software and traditional printmaking
techniques to extract images from the black box to create archival
prints. Today modern digital prints, called Giclée, achieve a rich
dynamic range, which rival conventional photography. Using this
current process, I create works of art on paper and aluminum.