Drawing from my dual background as a Master Gardener and a photo artist, I enjoy taking advantage of digital tools to visualize improbable plant hybrids. This series grew out of my Botanical Exposures project (below) during the pandemic of 2020.
view a video introduction to my september 2020 virtual open studio & recent Improbable Hybrids project here https://youtu.be/5-D1RuyUwcg
view video excerpts from a Sep 10 2020 live online panel discussion of my recent photo work
The Starflex Series
alludes to but doesn't exactly describe color in the natural world -- rather it supplies visible evidence of a surreptitious conspiracy between the artist, materials, and photo-chemical occurrences.
The Starflex Series was named for the Kodak Brownie Starflex camera which I acquired in 1976 for 25¢. Although initially, my attraction to this camera was based largely on its similarity to one which my father had given to me when I was a child, the Starflex has revealed itself to be a most willing light gathering and recording accomplice. The Starflex Series questions the mimetic use of color which was historically introduced into photographic technology to more accurately render objective , physical reality.