artist statement



Sometimes photography without context is enough. Sometimes the lack of context gives depth to the picture, a resonance, a space to examine the banality of the subject and its inherent beauty.

-- Kippo Mizutani


Inspired by the minimal art and design movement of the 1960s and 70s, my photography leans toward abstract reduction that brings forth geometric and elementary forms. Using full-frame dSLR cameras, I create images with few contextual clues, exploring qualities of illusion to varying degrees. Michael Heizer's views on the relationship between size and awe and confusion have guided my production process, generating prints that are large-scale -- often covering entire walls -- to enhance the abstraction and tap into a sense of wonder.