The comment I heard most often regarding my work was
"the image tells a story" but I was never sure what story it was telling. When I started to ask I realized that
people had their own wildly different interpretations of the images.
Open to Interpretation was the name of my first solo exhibit. There were 12 images and 24
different stories and poems. Friends wrote some of the stories and some were written by people I had never met before the
I found the interaction between the image and text combined in such a way
that the two of them together were greater than either of them independently. At first I just thought it was an interesting
twist to an exhibition but found the words added another dimension to the work - allowing me to rediscover the image in ways
that I had never imagined.
I'm a tactile person. I love having something to touch and hold. I love
books. Beautifully designed and produced books. I find there to be physical connection with the work that doesn't exist when
viewing images hanging on the wall. It feels more intimate with a lasting appeal.
also an entrepreneur and find myself creating arts based programs and events. Somewhere, somehow I've always wanted to be
part of a creative publishing service. This juried book competition was born of that first solo exhibition - an opportunity
for photographers, writers and poets to collaborate and be part of something bigger than themselves.
looking forward to all your interpretations.