Abstract Nature Photography: Artist Statement
Creating art is a natural form of communication and therapy for me. I use the camera lens to express a mixture of emotion, inspiration, spirituality and fascination. I am intrigued by mysterious topics like the unconscious mind, mythology, existentialism and the origins of nature.
My abstract nature photography is created while hiking and exploring after my inhibitions have freely dissipated. During this naturally heightened and relaxed state, I become in tune with my surroundings and breathe in the experience. I then search for metaphors within organic subjects such as lichen, silt, sand and rock.
The photography reflection art is a culmination of artistic, natural, psychological, spiritual and creative interests. The reflections reveal personal experiences as well as possible insights into the collective unconscious. The reflections are created by mirroring abstract nature photography and nasa space imagery through an original artist created design technique without use of layering or filter manipulations. Through tiling patterns, I work with nature to express and reveal the unseen.