My work is based on my longing for spiritual connection with nature and my belief in universal oneness. My desire is to create photography that conveys emotions of delight, wonder, connectivity, otherworldliness, spirituality, and magic.
Of Salt and Earth further explores my interest in implementing the artist hand to express more than the simple reconstruction of fleeting time often depicted in photography. The use of earth elements and other debris on my prints (and rephotographing) allows for a fluid painterly process that relies on unpredictability to create dreamy lores and mythical cosmo-scapes. The added elements of various salts, charcoal, dirt, cinnamon, etc. add an additional nod to alchemy–reflective of the act of creating.
This work aims to inspire the viewer to reconnect with the power of nature, with a pinch of the mystic.