While the other parts of this website display a "finished" piece of art, this section is where my creative process -in all its messy fits and starts - is made a bit more visible . There might be some rough sketches of an idea, a photograph that somehow catches my eye or an attempt that may or may not have worked.
I have also included some writing related to my work: maybe an artist's statement on a series of work; an article that I found useful; or just some musing about how I got to this particular place in the creative process.
Garbage dumps have always been fascinating places to me. As kids (and before the days of landfill sites) we scoured farmers dumping grounds at the back of their properties, often finding "treasure" antique bottles and precious artifacts that were promptly thrown back out by parents.
And still, I am drawn to old industrial sites and metal junkyards. As recycling and the price of scrap metal has increased, they are vanishing, just like our industrial past has been steadily disappearing over the last 30 years. What's left are rusted parts and cogs and assemblies from iron machinery. And circling these sites, nature reasserts itself, with fast growing weeds and sumac.