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LANDSCAPES OF THE SOUL  

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ARTIST STATEMENT

A sacred place is a place where we are brought to the edge of our lives, a place that brings us into contact with transcendent values, with powers beyond our control. It may be a place of death or birth, a place of discovery or despair. The Celtic tradition calls these 'thin places' -- places where the gulf between the life force and us is narrowed.

I explore the subject of sacred spaces and symbol, places of worship, pilgrimage, and memorial. I seek to investigate places with tremendous symbolic and spiritual potential. I use the power of post-photography to create deeply resonant images that highlight the mystery, memory and magic of things sacred.

I am keenly interested in exploring how these sacred sites have been affected by and transformed through the intrusion of nature and people. The ongoing survival of these sites is a major concern to me, as is their continued remembrance.

I have devoted my art career to exploring spirituality in its numerous manifestations throughout the world demonstrating my interest in a more universal and inclusive approach to faith.

By turning to the subject of sacred sites and symbols, it is a response to a sense of rootlessness in our increasingly interconnected and mobile world, and to our consumerist culture's continued alienation from spirituality and faith. By focusing on the subject of sacred space and place, I intend to reinvigorate the medium of photography combined with a new magic and other media. Ultimately, my images are intended to encourage us to reconnect with or discover our own places of transcendent meaning.