A passion for art has informed my life. I come to photography from an artist background and thus see things from that vantage point, with an artist’s eye. I strive for a dreamlike, ethereal lyricism, filtering images into evocative glimpses of a serene and gentle world, a more beautiful, and less hurried time.

I see beauty in everyday objects, the world in small fragments, in everyday things, each scene being its own complete world. I’m always reminded of William Blake’s poem, “to see the world in a grain of sand....heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.” This is what I have sought to show in my work: the world in an image, a whole world in a grain of sand, there for all time.

I am drawn to scenes where there are many layers, where you don’t see everything all at once. I particularly love the polaroid transfer process because it heightens this experience of many layers. The pieces have a very romantic, painterly quality; you can’t always tell if it’s a painting or a photograph. You have to look really closely, and every time you look you discover something new.