2007: The further exploration of the beauty of loss and longing.
The core of my work is the exploration of interior dialogs. What can read from the verbal expressions of a subject when the individual does not feel they are being watched. It is at those times when thoughts and emotions that have been bottled up seep into view. When we each feel the isolation of the self from the herd of human interaction and connectedness. These are the emotions that lead to the most interesting narrative line and what drives my work.
With this exploration one series of paitiungs dominated. That is The Smoking Series that reflects the above statement and also links to my love of Film Noir. I am a non-smoking but love the texture and atmosphere smoke adds to an image. As you explore later galleries you will come across many more smokers—which have become a touchstone of sorts for me.