Perceptions

 

“Perceptions” is a series of manually edited photographs. Each image goes beyond the surface to convey a message inspired by quotes, phrases, sayings, or lyrics.  “Edits” are applied through paint and an array of multi-media elements.  I strive to capture the moments of potential; the moment of deliberation, concern, awareness, reflection, and decision.

Wounded

2014, Manually Edited Photograph, 18×18 inches

Let healing come and wear silver scars as the battle wounds that they are.

This Time No

2015, Manually Edited Photograph, 18×18 inches

“Said my head to my heart: let love grow.

Said my heart to my head: this time no.”

-Mumford and Sons

Warrior

2014, Manually Edited Photograph, 18×18 inches

“I have the heart of a lion, and the circulatory system of a lamb.” -Jarod Kintz

“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” -Leo Tolstoy

The American

2014, Manually Edited Photograph, 18×18 inches

“What light is to the eyes – what air is to the lungs – what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.” -Robert Green Ingersoll

This Air

2014, Manually Edited Photograph, 18×18 inches

“The air in here ages me, ungracefully.  Entropy increasing, how long before I’m dust” -Imogen Heap

 

It Comes With A Price

2014, Manually Edited Photograph, 18×18 inches

“This is a gift, it comes with a price.

Who is the lamb and who is the knife?

Midas is king and he holds me so tight

And turns me to gold in the sunlight.”

-Florence & The Machine

Nature's Veins

2014, Manually Edited Photograph, 18×18 inches

“A tree falls the way it leans.” -Bulgarian Proverb

Kintsukuroi

2014, Manually Edited Photograph, 18×18 inches

“When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.”

-Barbara Bloom

Keep The Light

2014, Manually Edited Photograph, 18×18 inches

“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.”

-Theodore Roethke

Entrapped

2015, Manually Edited Photograph, 15×30 inches

“Our hearts are wild creatures, that’s why our ribs are cages.” -Unknown

Not Meant to be Broken

2015, Manually Edited Photograph, 15×30

“Never grow a wishbone where your back bone ought to be.” -Clementine Paddleford

Beneath the Mountain

2015, Manually Edited Photograph, 18×24 inches

He carried the mountains he could not overcome.

But You Don't Look Sick

2014, Manually Edited Photograph, 18×18 inches

If only you could see my invisible infirmity.

Ordinary

2015, Manually Edited Photograph, 18×24 inches

You seemed so ordinary, until you broke.

Lifetime

2015, Manually Edited Photograph, 24×36

“What if we never ‘get over’ certain deaths, or our childhoods? What if the idea that we should have by now, or will, is a great palace lie? What if we’re not supposed to? What if it takes a life time…?”
~ Anne Lamott

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