My working process begins with the exploration of a single idea and finding the appropriate materials to express it. The exploration can focus on a formal element, a physical property, an emotional state, or a conceptual notion. What is it like to get inside of motion? What does it feel or look like to disappear? Imagine your body as a bed of flowers, a blade of grass, a smooth slab of stone. As the process unfolds, a story is constructed. The work is interesting to me in terms of what I discover about the world and myself through the process. The give and take of materials is the road map. Accidents become enlightening moments that can radically change the direction of the investigation. Technological media (film, video, photography, digital imaging) are interesting to me because they have their own set of rules that can produce the unexpected, which invites further exploration of new terrain. Art making for me is most closely aligned with being an explorer in the wilderness or a scientist in the lab. The serial image, layering of images, motion frozen in a single image, and the fluidity of time all represent an extended conversation between my photographic work and film production.