like many i fell into the waters of photography by way of taking snapshots of my children, tucker and finn. curiosity and wonder enveloped me as i imagined what they were seeing. i couldn't help but play right along with the light all around us, visually experimenting and escaping into the images I was making. photography has become a way for me to explore myself, see my way through troubles, and when it is best - step into an alternate reality which illuminates new perspectives pointing me back again to what is most meaningful in life. the creative process and the journey of motherhood merge together for me in my photographs, distilled in my heart. it seems it's always just starting, even though it's been 11 years since it all began.
Like a counterweight running parallel to the upheaval for all that I can’t control in life, the creative process rouses my curiosity and wonder. I’m forever in need of more ways of seeing and perceiving to navigate my foggy and uncertain surrounds. In my process, I can jump from the pictures into a world previously unimagined, escaping into realization. The vibrant frames pull me back to myself. I look out, then look deeper within, and discover what I have always understood, but beneath the surface. Like delicate words in a rhyme, each image combines with the next to inform me, again and again. Iteratively, clarity is the gift, unexpectedly raising goosebumps.
originally from no. virginia, i came to maine in seach of mountains, oceans, and as it turns out - love. i met my hubs freshman year at colby college. i have spent my life figuring out what i want to be when i grow up, career girl? hmmm. when my first child was born, i took the exit ramp to where i am today - a visual artist.