I am an image maker. For me, the camera is a tool to capture an image. I see images of shape, form, line, colour, light – some remain pure, some are enhanced. My reaction to what I see is born of my experience.
Collecting images is something I have been doing for years without any particular destination for them in mind. Although I always kept records and diaries every time I photographed.
Day, light, location, time, thoughts, purpose.
Much of my early sculptural work with clay was inspired by my love of architecture, form, line and light. Living in Europe gave me the opportunity to explore the beauty of historic buildings. During this time, with great fortune to travel widely, I gathered images from Europe to South Africa and the USA to Mexico. Images from the air also became a fascination.
A couple of years ago I realised that the camera and I had been working towards a goal and I started working with the images – cataloging, playing with some.
My time away from Australia provided me with inspiration and a body of exciting work. Being back on the far north coast of NSW provides natural beauty and tranquility for bringing this work to life and new inspiration for future work.
Fernleigh, NSW, Australia – May 2013