For the past several years I've been fascinated by the human search for meaning. Not actively participating in any religion myself, I explore connecting points in a shared humanity and the line that exists between us and other, unseen worlds.

Various portrait projects seek to discover a common thread among groups of people by inviting subjects to pose for situations which evoke within them tenderness, defiance, revisiting of traumas, celebrating joy, and so on–-in short, experiences which define us individually and collectively within each person’s experience of the same event. In each of these experiences, whether they are light-hearted or more difficult, I seek a stillness that distills all of us to the same point of being.

This same stillness is something I seek in my landscape and still-life work. Is it possible to create a body of work that invites us all to a similar contemplation?