Technological advances have freed Western
culture from focusing on lower-level needs, such as
finding food and shelter. With the use of technology
humanity becomes more outward-focused and object-based,
while losing its spirituality. Natural wisdom and intuition
children are innately in synch with their spirit, finding
their way through an object-based world can be disconcerting.
Sometimes their natural wisdom leads them in one direction,
while technological society leads them in another. As
a result, children often abandon their spiritual road
my work, children and animals are used symbolically
creating a surreal landscape, which depicts human vulnerability.
Using layers of symbolic opposites, such as animal/human,
spiritual/sensual, and natural/man-made, I juxtapose
conflicting images to create an improbable, but imaginable
view of the world.
with photos I have taken throughout the United States
and Mexico, I create digital photomontages printed onto
archival paper. Digital photography provides an innovative
approach for generating images. Ironically, the technological
tools that have degraded humanity, also allow me to
portray the tension resulting from technological change.