Upcoming Exhibition

New Work 2013 - 2014
Photographs/Photograms
March 1 - 30, 2014

Images Gallery
1823 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
www.images8.com

Opening reception on March 1, from 5-8 PM. Images Gallery will be open Saturdays throughout March from 1-4 PM, and on Sunday, March 2, 1-4 PM. By appointment or for more information: 312-266-0994 or 608-370-4954

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Photogram (2014)
About my work

Place is a geography of rock, river, field and woods. Place has a history, natural as well as human. Place is a home, be it homestead, henhouse, town, nest, den or cave. Place pushes lifegiving energy through one's own body and soul and renews it. Place enshrines past desires and future hopes for those who dwell there and for this photographer.

My cameras have been focused on southwestern rural Wisconsin and rural Illinois for more than thirty years. At first, my observations included the woods, river and prairies outside my door; then the closing and division of almost 10,000 acres and thousands of structures of the nearby Badger Army Ammunition Plant; even the ravages wrought by highway projects. All of these describe this place.

Still later, 'place' in this same region expanded to include the ongoing encounter of people and nature, both beneficial and conflictual, as seen in my portfolios of controlled prairie burns and sandhill cranes. I saw further into this same spot on the map only to discover places out of time but in mind and space where humans, nature and cultural history intersect.

I look at place: Along the Wisconsin Riverway
Aldo Leopold Legacy Center Exhibit
At displacement: Badger Army Ammunition Plant
At replacement: Prairie Burns and Restorations
At a place outside of time: Rendezvous: Historical Re-enactors of 1760-1840
And that place in mind and time where humans intersect the natural world: Sandhill Cranes
Second Lives