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Stories and ideas behind how I create my art: from the ideas that fuel my creativity to the techniques that help me realize it.

walk among the stars

March 09, 2021 in About my arttopics:

“Now and then, though, someone does begin to grow differently. Instead of down, his feet grow up toward the sky. But we do our best to discourage awkward things like that.”“What happens to them?” insisted Milo.“Oddly enough, they often grow ten times the size of…  read more

two moods from one leaf

I created these two photographs from the same leaf, one I’ve been working with for two weeks now. Even though they’re from the same “simple” source, both photographs have such different moods, such different personalities: the last one was solid and grounded, while this one…  read more


January 19, 2021 in About my arttopics:,

I’ve noticed that some of my photographs actually resemble letters of the alphabet (especially if you squint). So, inspired and encouraged by my wife, I have used my art to spell out the word “LOVE” to help celebrate the upcoming Valentine’s Day. I mean, couldn’t…  read more

about the art: Quantum

December 11, 2020 in About my arttopics:

This little jewel is a forsythia bud that got caught in an ice storm last spring. And let me just say: yellow is SUCH an annoying color. Seriously. I have spent the last four days working on that color alone, trying to get it right….  read more

About the art: Intermezzo

An art student just asked me some questions about this photograph. They were such good, interesting questions, I wanted to share my answers with you all. Is there a story or meaning behind this photograph? The meaning of a photograph usually comes out after I…  read more

tissue-thin mini-sculptures

September 18, 2020 in About my arttopics:

I’ve been spending the last few weeks working with the dried flowers from an orchid we have in our kitchen. It’s funny, I don’t like photographing orchids when they are still fresh and alive. They are just too much of a thing, you know? They are too…  read more

We really need spring

March 26, 2020 in About my arttopics:

Sometimes, we just really need spring to arrive. Not like a lamb, nor a lion, but like a wave — rising up and washing away all traces of the past winter.

feeling the pressures of fall

October 31, 2019 in About my arttopics:

Autumn is a source of inspiration for my art. But it can also be a source of tension. Every leaf I see is a potential work of art. But that means every leaf I walk past is art that will never get made. It can…  read more

not so fast

October 18, 2019 in About my arttopics:

Some days I have such a strong urge to work quickly, and create as much art as possible. This often happens after a long walk, when I gathered a pile of leaves, twigs, and acorns, full of possibilities. Bursting with ideas, I just want to…  read more

inspiration in the common and overlooked

My abstract photographs explore our personal relationship with the natural world we experience everyday. I find my inspiration in common and overlooked scraps of nature, like this fallen leaf. They are a part of our environment we usually ignore, or at best consider a nuisance….  read more