“So when you are alert and contemplate a flower, crystal, or bird without naming it mentally, it becomes a window for you into the formless. There is an inner opening, however slight, into the realm of spirit…We are a species that has lost its way. Everything natural, every flower or tree, and every animal have important lessons to teach us if we would only stop, look, and listen…What could be more heavy and more impenetrable than a rock, the densest of all forms? And yet some rocks undergo a change in their molecular structure, turn into crystals, and so become transparent to the light. Some carbons, under inconceivable heat and pressure, turn into diamonds, and some heavy minerals into other precious stones…Can human beings lose the density of their conditioned mind structures and become like crystals or precious stones, so to speak, transparent to the light of consciousness?” --Eckhart Tolle
I was born and primarily raised in Maine and I feel truly blessed to have been raised in such an amazingly beautiful state. I’ve always been creative for as long as I can remember. I dabbled in stained glass, making jewelry, and fiber arts before finding photography eighteen years ago. I took a basic black and white photography class and a whole world opened up for me. Image making, to this day, slows me down. I truly see details and I become mesmerized by the delicate curve of a petal, the grace of the stem, the movement of the stamen. It’s like being magnetically pulled into a tiny, beautiful planet. When I'm capturing my subject matter, I look for a point of focus and abstract qualities I wish to emphasize. Most often, I push the line between photography and painting.