"In whatever one does, there must be a relationship between the eye and the heart. With the one eye that is closed, one looks within. With the eye that is open, one looks without."
-Henri Cartier Bresson
For all of my "image capturing" life, I have greatly admired the work of Henri Cartier Bresson. Bresson coined the expression the "decisive moment," that creative fraction of a second when " your eye sees a composition or an expression that life itself offers you and knows with intuition when to click the camera." This is what I experience when I am in nature with my camera.
My images are often metaphors for the experiences of life - the moving inward to quiet, still and muddy places and the moving outward to beginnings, rootedness, hope and light.
Besides my work as a fine arts photographer, I am a licensed clinical social worker and educator. I founded "On the Borderline Project," a self-esteem building photography program for adolescent girls. I have been published in The Wisconsin Poet's Calendar, The Chicago Field Museum Magazine, the University of Wisconsin Textile Magazine and the Wisconsin Academy Magazine. Exhibitions have included the University of Wisconsin Memorial Union, Edgewood College, DeRicci Gallery, the UW Hospital & Clinics Gallery and Artful Women Exhibitions.