My inspiration for this body of work was a bouquet of flowers I received as a gift from my daughter. It’s April 2020, I’m “sheltering in place” in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I look closely at these everyday objects in the morning sun, and upon closer scrutiny, I begin to see a whole world of color and the unique and living beauty in each flower. I become aware as I photograph, of themes that run through my photographic works, the ephemeral nature of flowers, the inevitability of decay, and sometimes the promise of rebirth. The responses and associations are no longer simple. In return, they give us a warm, intimate awareness of life that resonates in others.
My best works are those that nudge the viewer to look closer, and linger. My passion is to inspire those who see my work, to pause, and look more closely at the plant and flower world that surrounds us, and connects nature to our humanity.
“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else.” – Georgia O'Keefe