By nature I’m inclined to alchemy mixing, stirring and altering matter. Creating something from something else. I don’t think there’s a higher purpose in life than to create. My work is the result of engaging two related art forms: photography and printmaking. Both are about image making and both involve time. A photograph represents a moment in time; whereas, a finished gum print happens slowly, one layer at a time, often taking weeks to create. When finished, it becomes layered not only in pigments but also in a new kind of time. One that seems to carry an archetypal quality, like dreams. I am drawn to bodies of water and to our interactions with the forces of the deep, the dark, the mysterious. Life beyond what we see with our eyes. Like a roll of film in the dark of a camera awaiting the push of the shutter button. Awaiting revelation.