The rural Wisconsin landscape, the places and people connected with it, inform my work. I am captivated by the sight of fire; the speed of its trip through the landscape, its dance through plants and trees. The Aldo Leopold Shack and its environs, Sandhill cranes and their moment of intersection with the human world, and a defunct 7,000 acre ammunition plant add to this photographic narrative. Not least is the presence of Wisconsin humor in new work featuring taxidermy.
I have worked with film and antique and traditional cameras for decades. Time in my wet darkroom and feedback from colleagues enable me to grow as an artist. Nowadays I find that I can say more about my inner experience with this subject matter by creating narrative collages which include multiple photographs and other media.