Within the snapshots of passage remain manipulated imprints etched into humanity over periods of growth, stagnation and decay. Change as a process ultimately shapes us and that is rarely confined to the beautiful or dignified.
From physical growth to societal decay, my work deals with bringing forth representations of change as a core and cyclical constant. Pieces created with a glimpse of specific imagery representative of stages of change - and at times a dichotomy between those stages.
I go through a very physical process of building up layers, destroying and rearranging my images in order to rebuild them again - digitally, as well as with paint, charcoal, sanding and various inks. I often shoot through abandoned doorways and windows or arrange imagery into associative shapes that represent a threshold of physical passage as a way of visually reinforcing symbolic progression. I also repeat images to maintain a cyclical feel and frequently blur or otherwise distort areas of my work to evoke a more equivocal environment. I almost always use monotone color schemes to stylize specific themes within each individual series that I am working with.
I generally begin with images from my own environment, photographs that I shoot in and around the US Southwest...though glimpses of other parts of the United States, North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa can also be seen in my work.