| ARTIST STATEMENT |
The Great Lakes landscape as experienced in a post-industrial revolution in both America and Canada is the principal theme in my work. Through this, I portray a view of the Great Lakes on both film and digital mediums, during an era when the Great Lakes region seeks balance along the coastal districts that no longer clearly support activities of its own original making; lumber camps, commercial fisheries, mining, navigational lighthouses, and the people who manned these once flourishing industries.
There is significant transition happening in the Great Lakes, yet in a visual way, it is nearly imperceptible. To make these ideas perceptible in my work, I seek landscapes that are rich in detail, while allowing a spareness of space that opens the photograph to interpretation. My work traverses a figurative dimension that explores both contrasts and parallels as metaphors to the dilemma of our modern existence, while seeking a dialogue that coincides with two distinct arcs; one of an industrial revolution that formed our Great Lakes heritage, the other being the systematic dissolution of post-modern film and the transition to modern digital mediums as told through the envisaging of the Great Lakes landscape.