This series called Skin and Bones began in 2009 in response to my mother's illness and a year later her passing, It is an attempt to come to terms with the certainty of death that each of us will eventually face. My intent is to translate the often painful feelings and emotions of the dyeing process to the photographic image.
The human figure is the crucial element in most of my photography, with its complicated mix of physical, psychological and emotional elements. Nothing is more compelling than the arch of an eyebrow or the curve of a lip or breast. Young, old, tall, short, fat, thin, flesh and blood human beings.
I generally produce work in series. The impetus behind a series can come from many places. It can begin with an image or description from a book I have been reading. It can begin with a dream, a memory or an emotion. It can be a visual stimulation, something I have seen everyday or glimpsed suddenly.