The rockface series is amongst my favorites. (Some are, in fact, the first photographs I exhibited and sold). The images highlight my interest in the abtract qualities--the interplay of lines, shapes, patterns, colors and textures--of what are, in reality, sharp-focus images of actual surfaces.
The Finland rockfaces are all from along the shore of the island in the Baltic Sea where my mother's family still has their summer house. Between the residual effects of the glaciers and the more immediate impacts of wind, water and ice, the terrain is almost entirely bedrock granite. Though, as you can see particularly in the first image, "Force of Nature", the igneous rock when it first was formed, contained all manner of impurities and other trace minerals, which have given the surfaces these fantastic patterns.
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ALL IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
My work is currently on display at:
Sacramento Fine Arts Center*
5330-B Gibbons Drive
Sebastopol Center for the Arts*
282 S High Street
Vancouver Art Space
8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr *
1300 I Street NW
Hanover Area Arts Guild
32 Carlisle Street
Philadelphia Sketch Club*
235 S Camac Street
The Hill Center Galleries*
921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Frederick Health Womens Center
7211 Bank Court
The Washington County Commission on Aging
535 East Franklin Street
*show is accesuable online at the gallery's website
(note: due COVID-19 restrictions the galleries above may not currently be open to the public or public access may be signficantly restricted)