21 imagesAotearoa : Moana, Puia, Roto, translates from Maori to English as; New Zealand : ocean, volcano, lake. This is a series selected from a period in the 1990s when I used a film camera. I was born in New Zealand and lived there until my early twenties, then again for a couple more years in my late twenties. The landscape there is truly mythical; wild, rugged, raw, untrammeled (for the most part) and these impressions were strongly formative in my early years as an artist and photographer.
15 imagesI am fascinated by the concept of chemistry in both in nature and art. These images I took while hiking in the Pyrénées-Orientales (very near the mountain of Canigou) in the summer of 2013. I printed 9 of them onto white-coated aluminum, and six of them onto wood (through Woodinked.com) and exhibited them during the open studios weekend "Artistes a Suivre" in the Haute Vallée de l'Aude in the south of France in May 2014. Chlorophyll is the chemical molecule that makes plants green. Within nature, the color green is obviously predominant and comes in many tones and hues. This full spectrum of green pervades the exhibition and contrasts with flashes of color from flowers and other natural phenomena.
8 images“Emptiness” from a Buddhist perspective, is not “nothingness” – it’s a way of understanding the nature of reality – the vast interconnectedness of existence. All phenomena arise dependent upon numerous causes and conditions; they are “empty” of inherent existence. We naturally believe that the things we see around us exist from their own side, often as fixed and autonomous objects, independent of all other phenomenon and independent of our perception of them. From a Buddhist perspective this is the fundamental delusion of humankind that is the cause of all suffering.