My grandfather gave me 4 gifts that I continue to carry with me through my life’s journey. He gave me his name, his love for music, the art of storytelling and his eye. He put a camera in my hand as a little girl and I quickly discovered that I could freeze moments in time. I learned that could freeze these moments in such a way that my image would tell a story even if I was not there to narrate it. That is when I fell in love with photography.
I am an artist. I am a story-teller who is often hurried through details that I believe to be significant but photography allows me to tell my story uninterrupted.
I specialize in creating custom works of art from my images. My most recent collection of art entitled “but·ter·fly” features black & white photographs that highlight the transient beauty of butterflies. I chose “but·ter·fly” as my debut exhibit because I love everything about butterflies and I wanted to showcase the depth of their glory and symbolism in the absence of color. I am currently working on a new collection which will explore the essence of the human female.
When I look through my lens, I wait for the essence of my subject to appear and when that happens I’m there to capture that moment. Ansel Adams once said, “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” I pray that there will never come a day when I am content with silence.