About the Work

The GatheringThere is a deep chord in all of us that seeks to discover and understand who we are through memories histories and emotions. My images are quiet, reflective and intimate, confronting the highly charged subjects of personal and cultural memory. I avail the full richness and variety of print media, constructing poignant, visual narratives that perform a twofold function. First to bear witness to my subjects and their stories by memorializing them and also simultaneously express the fact that our human impulse to know and remember our past can never be completely fulfilled.

Determined to create a permanent impression with my audience and to portray caring and humanity balanced with pathos and grief, I incorporate images from photographs and other documents into my etched prints until a story evolves. For me these haunted yet sweet images of people and places now gone or maybe never known, renews their lives and gives substance to their memory.

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