France, Japan, Portugal, Spain, USA

During my travels, I am grateful for the times of peacefulness that can often be found in rural areas, on shores and riversides, and especially in gardens and parks of all styles and sizes. This work has developed as a means of expressing appreciation for, and connection with, the natural environment. Various themes include the entwinement of nature with signs of the human-made; the process of nature reclaiming its space; the elemental qualities of earth, water, and sky; and the cycle of growth, abundance, and decay. I am also interested in aged structures, as well as spiritual sites and beliefs, and how they are encountered in these natural settings. With these images I can recall each quiet corner of the world that provided an oasis on the journey.

Arbor Walkway, Albi, France 2013Bridge and Vines, Giverny, France  2013Cathedral Garden, Paris, France  2013Church Portals, Le Dorat, France 2013Church Windows, Paris, France  2013Hilltop Cypress Trees, Carcassonne, France  2013Sky View, Oradour-sur-Glane, France  2013Three Pears, Crépon, France  2013Tracks, Omaha Beach, France 2013Water Steps, Château Villandry, France  2013Bamboo with Maple Branch, Kyoto, Japan 2016Buddha in the Trees, Tokyo, Japan  2016Kannon with Lotus Bud, Ikuchijima, Japan 2016Koi Pond in Rain, Kyoto, Japan 2016Broken Window, Ronda, Spain  2014Poles and Lantern, Kyoto, Japan 2016Door Detail, Ronda, Spain  2014Large Jar, El Viso del Alcor, Spain  2014Riverside Ruins, Cordoba, Spain 2014Spotted Leaves, San Diego, California, USA  2012Twisted Tree, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, USA  2014