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Statement of Artistic Philosophy
Through my artwork, I seek to elicit ideas addressing experiences of everyday life and the constructs of subjective knowledge by utilizing the means of making, the formal display, and the contemporary discourse regarding photographs. My work is rooted in traditional approaches to photography, while forwarding a deeper consideration of the medium and its presentation as part and parcel of the artworks. Retaining the photographic trace of observable phenomena operates as a guiding principle in my art practice through which essential tenets of the medium are both critiqued and used to demonstrate key concepts. The strictly prescribed modes of image production I use directly inform the content of every project.
The trajectory of my art practice began with a commitment to the formalist practice espoused by the likes of Alfred Stieglitz and Minor White, which transforms everyday subjects into transcendent aesthetical photographs. Over time, my working process has shifted toward a contemporary critical engagement, exploring how photographs might operate as source material that point to ideas realized within the reading of artworks on display. I want to draw the viewer in with beauty and invite an active participation via subjective interpretation of that which is intelligible.

Outpost Rigging
Photography / Archival Inkjet Print Photograph
22in x 41in
2016
Cast
Photography / Archival Inkjet Print Photograph
22in x 41in
2016
Beam
Inkjet Print Photograph
9in x 6in
2015
Untitled (Phoenix, AZ)
Photography
8"h x 8"w
1998
Untitled (Phoenix, AZ)
Photography
1998
Untitled (Phoenix, AZ)
Photography
1998
Untitled
Photography
2007
Untitled
Photography
2002
Rubber Plant
Photography
2003
Contained 1
Photography
2003
Contained 2
Photography
2003
Contained 3
Photography
2003
Untitled
Photography
2001
Untitled
Photography
2001
Dandelions 1
Photography
2010
Paths
Photography
2001
Gate of Camelot
Photography
2000
Untitled
Photography
1997
Bolts
Photography
1998
Lausche Building
Photography
2007
Brad, Eyes Closed
Photography
2002
Dan Acker
Photography
2002
Bryan & his snake
Photography
2002
Untitled
Photography
1996
Tablechair
Photography
1995