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Domestic Bliss

I am endlessly fascinated with the upward struggle of my own children as they try to make sense of the world. In spite of living explosively close to their own birth dates, I often sense they have access to a hidden wisdom that guides them through the tumult of growing up. Evidence of that inner perception, or the perceived confluence of childhood innocence and adult experience, has been exposed in my photographic work.

To an extent, I prefer to eschew some of the mechanical aspects of photography in favor of simple tools. In this way, I aim to capture moody glimpses of what I consider to be private, almost secret moments. As a mother, often grounded in the present demands of nurturing my children, I am driven to explore and hopefully elucidate the idea that these moments are in fact a portal to their future.

Working with capricious subjects in addition to keeping my photographic practice loose and unfettered provides numerous variables and unpredictable results. This adds an element of surprise to my process that sustains my desire to conjure evocative images.