beneath the surface - 2007

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I don’t set out to make a specific image; rather, I choose physical elements and locations that I feel have a curious affinity for one another. I then purposefully, place these elements together in ephemeral assemblages. My goal is to cultivate unexpected visual references with the potential to surprise. I photograph these set ups, then, using my computer, I layer, alter and manipulate the raw photos as I search for the new images within.

Working digitally with my computer allows me to see in new ways; it affords me the opportunity of being surprised and inspired by the unexpected outcome.

In this exhibition, I bring together images I created to evoke animated beings; made up life forms with personality.