I was a painter for many years, painting abstract landscapes. The process was a direct relation to the finished painting in that I’d paint several large landscapes on heavy stonehenge paper, with a broad, 5-inch palette knife, and once they were dry I tore each painting into small pieces, only to reassemble these pieces into a new landscape. In a sense, I’d destroy landscapes to reproduce new ones. The original pieces were recycled into one big landscape.
I’ve been taking photos of landscapes with an eye toward abstraction, finding shapes and patterns that move away from the typical sunset. Where do we get our inspiration, but from nature and our immediate surroundings? I feel that I’ve made a transition from painting to photography. Perhaps I have a similar idea for compositions; same creative vein, but a completely different medium.