Artist Statement

What is created in the camera is just the beginning. I see a disturbance in the environment or an object surrounded by unlikely subjects, and that makes the initial exposure. After the developing and printing processes I use in the darkroom, the photographs are enhanced even further by tangible methods, such as embroidery. Sometimes subtle but always deliberate, the addition of the thread (or paint or other material) on certain areas of the paper surface seems to nudge the theme slightly out of the composition and begs to be touched. These elements help navigate the mystery of the image and bring forth a curiosity about the photograph.