Artist Statement- Hope – Shining a Light in the dark
As many of us have, I have had some challenging times; deaths of loved ones, earthquakes and a recent spinal cord injury. Sometimes that can lead to some dark times when life is uncertain and confusing. That is when hope becomes so important. Often hope is the only thing that keeps our head above water and what turns a bad day to a good one. There are many aspects to hope and I only briefly touch on a few of them here.
This body of work is largely drawn from work done since my last exhibition in 2010. While I had intended to create work specifically for the exhibition I found that I had many works that conveyed the message I wanted to tell.
I find that photography is much more than a creative medium. The act of taking an image with an intention in mind often provides much, much more than a record of what is in front of the camera. There is often a surprising amount of other information there. Things to learn from, wisdom, a connection with a higher source. To that end, I often use in camera techniques, slow shutter, motion, multiple exposure to allow that to happen