“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.” (Pablo Picasso)
I sometimes abuse my camera, or at least make it do things that are not very typical of traditional photography. It allows me to forgo form and capture amorphous sensations. This reinterpretation of my subject is freeing and invigorating. Mountains become texture and color; flowers become patterns and hues; Lake Superior beaches become a pointillist collection of browns and tans converting to multiple shades of blue at the waterline. My images challenge the viewer to decipher reality as I morph it into perceptual nuances, perhaps a little mystery with a dash of camera movement.