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HAC Member Since: 2014
I have always been intrigued by various types of light and how we use them. I was curious how visible light was transformed when projected through a prism or crystal. When I started taking photos I wanted to manipulate what the eye could see so the effect in my pictures is prismatic, and by trial and error, I succeeded. The process I use is diffraction. The whole technique produces photos I and hopefully you, see as paintings (trompe-l'oeil).
Diffraction is the manipulation of parallel lines on a grating tool, an optical component which fools the camera's eye, creating a unique image. This occurs in the field (en plein air) as I'm taking my photographs. Each signed piece of art is a monoprint.
My art gives me "the armor to survive the reality of everyday life". It involves me almost daily in the intricacy of nature while allowing me to spend time hiking and taking photographs.
My art is how I found my current joy.
There are no time limits to your dreams.
Umpqua Bank - 1360 Main Street in Fortuna: June 1st - July 31st
Redwood Capital Bank - 1075 South Fortuna Blvd. in Fortuna: August 1st - September 30th
Arts Council Show Galleries 2,3,4 at Redwood Arts Association in Eureka: August 24th - September 16th
Rain All Day Books - 1136 Main Street in Fortuna: August 1st - September 30th
Fortuna Rehab & Wellness Center in Fortuna: October 1st - November 30th
Stokes, Hamer, Kirk & Eads, LLP - 381 Bayside Road, Suite A in Arcata: November 11th - January 13th
Fortuna Recreation Department - Rohner Park in Fortuna: December 1st - January 31st
Please check back periodically to see new examples of my images and exhibition locations.
Thank You for taking my Visual Tour.