Following the spirit of haiku in its fascination with immediate expressiveness, I look for qualities of mystery, enlightenment, and beauty in the images I encounter in my travels. Events created by flora, fauna, rock, sand, stone, water and man and their interaction with each other, found visions that speak of change and revelation. Images that explore the contrasts of yin and yang, form and context, declaring that one cannot exist without the other: An instance of unity in apparent duality that zen, among other disciplines, insists upon. These inspire my work.
Like haiku, then, these images are simple for the sake of directly revealing their inherent stories.
life's profundities are everywhere for the pausing eye that would direct them to the viewer as in the classic zen device of the finger pointing to the moon. Art is such a finger, and the moon in the formula no more nor less than the nature of our experience and our being:
What's actually alreay there.