Photography
Archival pigment prints from England and Scotland associated with the series Images From the Otherworld

 

Loch Ness Sunrise with Fish-Shaped Cloud, 9-28-12Loch Ness Sunrise with Dark Nessie-Shaped Reflection, 9-27-12Loch Ness Sunrise with Light Nessie-Shaped Reflection, 9-27-12Comma-Shaped Cloud and Reflection, 9-27-12Loch Ness Sunrise with Pier, 9-27-12Dunottar GhostThe Pearl in the Crown of GogWaxing of the Moon, Waning of the Holy ThornThe Wild Trees of MadronPath from the Sancreed Holy WellOffering: Well Dressing, BisleyBeech Tree of CamelotThe Track to NowhereThe Purple SpiralPatterns, St Tabitha'sSunlit Stones with Clouds and Reflection, Ring of BrodgarThe Beginning of Sunset, Fall Equinox, Ring of BrodgarSky Reflected into Rock (Coastal Walk to the Tomb of the Eagles)Coastal Walk to the Tomb of the Eagles with Crescent MoonDouble Rainbow Over Loch NessCloud Planet with Jack-o-Lantern Face, Corrimony Cairn

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Artist’s Statement

In my visionary series, Images From the Otherworld, I depict my extraordinary experiences at sacred sites in Ireland, the South of England, and Scotland, as well as imagery derived from meditation. I have always used my color photography as reference material for such paintings, while I printed black and white fine art photographs in the darkroom. 

Following my 2010 trip to England, I realized that one particular color photograph — The Track to Nowhere — needed no figurative elements or symbolic additions to make the desired statement, nor did I feel the need to slavishly copy it in another media. Since I had access to digital printing equipment, as of 2012, I began offering certain archival pigment prints as artworks in their own right.

I only employ photo editing software to adjust each image to the natural color as I remember it, and to make other basic corrections. For example, elements such as the reflection shaped like Loch Ness’ most famous but elusive inhabitant were all naturally occurring, and I created the ephemeral self-portrait in Dunottar Ghost using a tripod and long exposure, inspired by many documented hauntings of the Scottish castle.

Through all my works, I seek to engage the community directly and personally with my imagery, reconnecting city dwellers to a meaningful connection with nature through the peace and transformation it can symbolize. I seek to mine deeply personal experiences that, when shared, will become universal concepts, and to inspire psychological and holistic physical healing through this imagery as I explore the role of art imagery, belief, and the power of positive thinking on the healing process.