Single Images & Short Series
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 come to integrate a contemporary critical engagement with photography, exploring how photographs might operate as source material that point to ideas realized within the reading of artworks on display while still embracing aesthetics. I want to draw the viewer in with beauty and invite an active participation via subjective interpretation of that which is intelligible.