I have always been drawn to the ineffable, non-verbal world, and am coming to understand how my own relationship with others comes through in my work. The mood of my images is ambiguous and timeless, with subject matter drawn from my family, rural environments and domestic scenes. As the children mature and pull into their own selves, the images depict the quietness left behind. The form of the work includes abstract photograms, gelatin-silver prints, and handmade books, linked by a shared aesthetic and tactile immediacy.
The context from which I view family, personal history, and the notion of nostalgia is from that of the adopted child. Being adopted creates an existential mystery and detached independence that has stayed with me throughout my life, comfortable with the dark unknown. Lack of familial resemblance and living, in a sense, as the Other within my intimate world is normal, I am interested in the past, but feel untethered by it, living within my own history. My work depicts moments of portent and allusions to something else or beyond. This reflects a life of living with wonder, while making peace with the unknown.