Artist Statement

Human geographer Yi-Fu Tuan posits, “Place is security, space is freedom: we are attached to the one and long for the other.” Although not necessarily a geographical location, place, is our center of meaning and identity. Uncertain of my future, I too am searching for a sense of place, away from the din of urban life. Considering myself to be an image maker and collector, the information I capture in this world from the microscope forms the building blocks for the imaginary worlds I generate. In this process, I take inspiration from Turner’s and Chinese sublime landscape paintings. These worlds express my desire for my own place of solitude, where I might have the ability to think and contemplate within a quiet, undisturbed scene. Although these images express my personal perspective, I feel they stimulate the desire in many of us for our own place of seclusion.