I’ve always been a sort of rigid person who requires a systematically organized life; even while creating art, I often tried to overly conceptualize my feelings, resulting in a type of photo illustration. This method tended to land somewhere on the surface, struggling to figure out what it all means. About 10 years ago, a college professor of mine suggested that I go out into the world and photograph without “thinking” or “planning.” After years of emotionally undoing expectations, I began a transition to a stream of consciousness. I began to understand the subtleties.
These themes have manifested in a variety of imagery including: technological devices, oppressive structures, authoritarian iconography, remnants of human expression, attempts at containment, failures of communication, a desire to connect, moods evoked by nature and an opportunity to reflect. As Maxson J. McDowell states, “At birth the infant emerges from a container, the womb, which had previously met all needs. The infant's personality must then organize itself to ensure continued physical and psychological containment.”