Artist Statement-Synthesis

Synthesis is a series of images produced by creating mixtures of traditional darkroom chemistry, pigments, dyes and other substances in solution and using a 4x5 view camera to photograph the reactions that unfold over a period of weeks. From this interaction of chemical and material elements come textural forms and fractal-like patterns that are reminiscent of the endlessly repeating structures that exist in nature on multiple scale levels ranging from the microscopic to the universal; an illustration of the complex architecture of our world.