Artist Statement

For as long as I can remember I have been drawn to the environment and spirit of the natural world. As a child growing up in rural Pennsylvania, I “went to the woods” to experience, learn and explore. It was the beginning of my journey to “see” nature. Today almost a half-century later I am still on that quest to experience, understand and “see” the natural world.

As a geological scientist my goal is to explore, analyze and try to understand the workings of the planet’s composition, structure and processes. As an artist, my goal is to visually capture the essence of the environment and communicate my vision of the natural world by extracting images that evoke a Sense of Place and transport the viewer into the environment I am photographing on both intimate and grand scales. If I am successful, I believe that the image will “speak” to the viewer and evoke emotion. I am truly passionate in this quest to communicate the visual beauty of the natural world and hope that viewers of my work will come to appreciate the wonderful complexities of this planet and help work to preserve it.