Landscapes Revealed Artist Statement
This is my Artist Statement for the Landscapes Revealed show. The exhibition was part of the 10th Anniversary of the Contact Toronto Photography Festival and ran from April 24 to June 3, 2006.
Children are instinctively attuned to the wonders of their surroundings. As years pass the discord of modern life overwhelms and the connection is weakened or lost. Often we don’t understand the source of this loss and so we attempt to fill the void in a variety of ways that don’t work. The magic continues to surround us but now requires that we actively seek it out in order to recapture the vital sense of connection to the world that we had as children. It is my hope that these photographs stimulate the imagination and remind us that the world is filled with excitement, mystery, depth, and beauty.