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WABI SABI  

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ARTIST STATEMENT

I seek to be the bridge connecting my two worlds: one, the western world of my birth, and another, more ancient world I have sought to understand and come to love: Japan.

Throughout my photographic experience, I have come to a slight understanding of wabi sabi and use it to connect the two parts of myself: young and old, east and west, head and heart. Wabi sabi is about the minor and the hidden, the tentative and the ephemeral -- things so subtle and evanescent, they are invisible to my 'myopic' day-to-day eyes. To experience it, I have to slow down, be patient, and look very closely. In an altered state of consciousness, there is an extraordinary moment of poetry and grace.

My camera is my spiritual divining device. In overlooked places, I discover quiet, mystical zones in the viewfinder of my camera. My photographs transform these zones into something similar to haiku; they reveal essence by removing detail.