Nature is my muse. My images embrace the impermanence and fragility of our natural world, while celebrating its resilience and beauty.
Nature was my first my companion. Growing up in the 1950’s, in a suburban Long Island, New York neighborhood, life was vastly different from a child’s life today. An average day for me back then began with the back porch screen door swinging wide open. I bounded out of the house, disappearing under the bough of a great white pine. My only instruction: be home for lunch.
I built imaginary forts under the thick brush, protected my turf and battled make-believe encroachers. I examined every leaf, turned every stone and spent countless hours watching the deep inhalation and exhalation of the ground beneath my feet. An unbreakable bond was formed between me and the earth. At a very young age, in the woods of my childhood home, I discovered a deeper truth — the interconnectivity of all living things.
Decades later, I keep returning to nature with that same childlike enthusiasm. My work is an expression of that enthusiasm. The forest that once was my playground has become my cathedral where I chronicle and commune with its harmonious duality.