Walpole, MA, USA
About the Gros Morne Experience:
I was somewhat apprehensive to tackle the vast open landscape
at Gros Morne National Park. I was used to photographing the New
England woods; these woodlands are like a familiar friend - a soft
blanket wrapping around me as I walk.
At Gros Morne, the large rugged vistas were alien and elusive.
I found the experience of hiking into the Tablelands to be too large
to capture through my insignificant 35mm lens. I was afraid of trivializing
During the three weeks of my residency I shot over 60 rolls of
film, enough film for about 10 large photo collages. Often I felt
that I was thrashing a small plastic fly swatter against the heavens.
It will take me at least three years working with the images to
realize their success or failure.
After discussions with Park personnel and residents of the area,
and exploring the terrain by foot, boat and helicopter, I began
to have a tentative feeling for the Park's ways. While on a boat
trip in Western Brook Pond, I was riveted by the changing vistas
of cliffs and sky.
In my work, I've attempted to capture some of the rugged spirituality
I sense in the landscape at Gros Morne - the dignity, power, and
density of the rock. I allow the rock structures to jettison from
the bounds of earth and free-float in out imaginations. Here, the
rock forms become symbols rather than representations of my experience.
Selected Exhibitions, Residencies,
� "Visions & Landscapes", solo, Cummings Arts
Centre, Connecticut College, New London CT 2001
� "Higher Laws: Views of Walden", solo, The Horn
Gallery, Babson College, Wellesley, MA 1998
� Artist Residency, Kalani Honua Inc., Pahua, HI 1997
� "Seamless Space - Integration of Computer Technology in
Photo Collage", Virginia Kaneb Faculty Scholarship, Regis
College, Weston, MA 2000