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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Drawn was created from a photograph of the beach in Holland, Michigan on a rather hazy July 4th. The sheer overlay image of steps was taken on a hike at Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio. This combination seemed to really capture the essence of being drawn or pulled toward something, even when that destination is not fully known or understood.
This was part of my solo show entitled NEXT at the Massillon Museum in 2008-9.
Art has become a meaningful way for me to process and explore the complexities of life in tandem with living it. I am committed to creating and exhibiting my artwork, which has been exhibited in various regional and national venues. My current work incorporates my photography into a variety of different media. I often integrate layers into my work to create juxtapositions conveying visual and conceptual depth. Recurring themes in my work include the transience of life in time, as well as exploring diverse natural, cultural, and architectural spaces. As a result, I find travel to be amazingly inspiring as it offers me the opportunity to find new imagery and metaphors for my work.
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