“In the following pages are some stunning images of creation, moments where light was captured at just the right instant. I hope you’re able to give pause and enjoy these beautiful images. Perhaps more importantly, I hope you are able to see in them the deeper meanings they are meant to impart. Yes, they are a photographic record of nature, of life. They are also metaphor. I would modify the old adage in this way: If you turn the page too quickly, you’ll miss it.”
Born in the 1950’s, I grew up in an Ozzie and Harriet world. It was much simpler back then. Life was slower – less complex. A homemaker mom, a dad who was home every night after work, and supper around the table with my three older brothers was the norm. Life was carefree in a controlled sort of way. Kids played in the street and we rode our bikes anywhere our feet could peddle – without the fear of modern day concerns.
It wasn’t a perfect world, but it was my world, a visual world filled with wonder. It was also in this world that I learned the transcendent values which now guide my life and work.
Another part of my world wasn’t so simple. In my early 20’s I was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, dyslexia, and other co-morbidities. This helped explain why pictures were, and are now, so important to me, but words on a page – not so much!
My aim is to make images that tell a story which fill a tiny gap in the museum of our imagination. These visual metaphors may be found all around us – but are too often passed by unless someone brings them to light.
As you view my work, I encourage you to look beyond the aesthetics. Allow yourself to wonder and wander a bit. And, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. I’d love to hear what
Now for the non-important stuff…
I’ve exhibited nationally and internationally while receiving various awards. I am available for presentations, meet the artist discussions, workshops, and other appropriate venues.
My wife, Kathleen, and I reside in St. Charles, MO.