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