11 gelatin silver prints; 8” x 10”; each image printed in separate edition of 4 - 7

These small series of plants, flowers, and abstract forms are explorations of three-dimensionality, gesture, and the effects of different types of natural light; the former two series are characterized by harder and softer degrees of chiaroscuro, (softer in the cyclamen flower and plant leaves, harder in the gloxinias), while the abstractions are backlit. The images in all three series have a strong sense of three-dimensional movement; yet the side lighting in the plant and flower series limits the movement back through space: the eye stops at the rear leaves and petals. In the backlit abstractions, however, there seems to be an almost limitless depth, as the eye moves back through, and seemingly beyond, the lightest areas of the images