artist background

statue of Jesus in front of corn field

The Jesus Project

In the mid-90’s, a friend who dealt with antiques suggested a prop for me to photograph. When he mentioned that the prop was a life-sized plaster model of a reclining Jesus, I immediately declined. After constant urging, he recommended a simple inspection. I found it sitting alone in the unlit basement of an antique mall …

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multi-image fabrication - photos attached to panels, coated with encaustic

Pandemic Production

Images flow dream-like. Bits and pieces form a cohesive vision. As I look through my photos, I always see my ideal of the human body interacting with the setting. These are locations with which mankind relates and reciprocates. Many see these as wastelands, but I see them for their history and their significance in our …

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nude male with back to camera in dim studio lighting

Why the Male Nude?

The image that prefaces this post is one of the first male figurative photographs I ever took. Accomplished at my school’s studio, it was a nervous attempt to reckon with my sexual awakening. This was the early ’80’s, when the male nude still elicited strange looks and whispers. But it felt appropriate. As a shy …

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