I have been drawing since I was 16 years old. It was often an escape from the rest of the world. In high school I was not allowed to explore the images in my mind. So the imagery was generally copied for a book or a photograph. This drawing came from an album cover. The band was called Big Horn form Seattle, WA.


I am often asked "What does the imagery mean?" I do not have a deep philosophical reply. What little philosophy I have is based on Jungian concept of the Colective Unconcienious. The public viewing the imagary gives it meaning based on thier own personal experience. I am, also, intrigued by the juxtaposition of common elements (thematic contrasts, color and imagery) which are typically not associated with each other. I combine these elements in order to tell a story but I'm not always sure where the story is going to end up. That's where you, the viewer, come in. What story do you see in the piece? How do different life experiences lead to different interpretations of the same work?


My first experience with a camera was in the mid 80’s. I was required to take a photography class as a course requirement. It was not love at first sight but it was Ok. I did enjoy photography enough to take a few more classes. Then I found the 4X5 camera. I had complete control and the studio became an extension of my art. I still own a 4X5 and use it from time to time.


In 2005 I picked up a digital camera for the first time. It was one of those little Sony point and shoot. It was a good camera for what it was and for a time gave me a creative outlet. As time passed I out grew several cameras and I now shoot with a full frame Nikon D3. I am an opportunistic photographer. Sometimes I shoot landscapes other times wild life. I met the snake on the Madison River one day when he almost bit me. I took the picture with a Tokina 300mm lens while two FWP employees move him away from the trail.


The creative process is progressive. If the artist is not pushing the boundaries of his abilities then he is stagnating. After a year of shooting my work was becoming routine and old news. I was not using camera or the software to its potential. I enlisted the help of a local photographer Tracy Morand. With his help I was able to upgrade my skills and started to stitch photographs together to create a large panoramic renderings. This photograph is 24 in. by 40 in. and is a combination of 8 photographs.


I am always looking for new creative adventures. I decided to try my hand at animation. I did not know how steep the learning curve was. After six week I managed to move a submarine across the screen. After 13 weeks I got a stick figure to do jumping jacks. The animation on this page is 20 seconds long and is the product of about 90 hours of work. If you click the icon to left you can see the entire video.