Artist Statement

Photographs stick particles of moving memory and meaning together into a still frame of light pulled from a thought process or a dream or a conversation.

My art process begins with an assemblage of several (10 to 30) original photographs that I digitally push and pull the particles around until a message in a bottle appears. It is a slice of subconscious surfacing into consciousness. There is always a message, sometimes in the form of a question and then other times in the form of an answer.

I am devoted to the journey of not knowing what will emerge from the pushing and pulling, the scraping away, the painting over and the folding up of images.

I love surprises and secret messages.

Sometimes your only mode of transportation is a leap of faith.

~ Margaret Shepard