This Budding Excitement

In March 2013 I was laid off from a stressful and time-consuming job. Buds, stems and leafs were sprouting. It was as though I had never seen spring before.

I needed to somehow contain this budding excitement in my art.

As I took photographs I started to understand just what it was that I loved in my newly-identified subject. I loved the shapes, the textures, and the fact that natural elements evoked human behaviors. As I worked, my series became a spectrum, making it possible to shift from one point in the spectrum to another, and to compare...