Artist Statement

Tight imaging of organic specimens and the manipulation of their color and space

transform minute matter into archival pigment and tri-color gum bichromate prints.

My series Mutualism explores a relationship between science and art.

When I observe objects in our natural world:

sinuous scales of snakeskin, withered pods of plants, hairy articulations of arachnids,

I see a parallel between the structure of these specimens and the elements of art and design.

Using scanning electron and dissecting microscopes, I enlarge specimens. Digitally enhancing these intricate structures with vibrant hues reveals a world of fascinating form. My photography merges actuality and abstraction, allowing unique anatomical attributes to surface. Scale and color are no longer the intrinsic property of the natural world but a reflection of artistic subjectivity.

By blending science and art, I wish to share the alluring structures of natural form. My artwork expresses a mutualism between science and art and displays the inherent beauty of nature in a new way.