I grew up on the edge of the sky, where the Great Lakes meet the prairie, horizons are endless and towering cumulus gather to storm across the water. My parents were pilots, so at every opportunity we were off into the blue yonder. Much of my life was spent adrift in dazzling cloudscapes, forehead pressed against the window watching the play of sun and shadows on the earth below. There I discovered the magic of light and the excitement of technology and I remain enthralled with the experience.
Photography like aviation has long been a part of my life. I began by documenting the breathtaking vistas encountered as we wandered the skies. Over the years I have continued to travel and capture celestial images from the Sahara Desert to the Himalaya.
I am married to photographer John Goodman. In the early 1990s we purchased a former lobster pound in Maine and I soon found myself ritually photographing the sun setting over the islands of Muscongus Bay.
Around the same time I attended a number of workshops at the legendary Eastman Kodak Center for Creative Imaging in Camden, Maine where many talented pioneers in digital media had come to teach. I found the new computer imaging technology fascinating and I was immediately energized by the excitement and creative freedom it brought to my practice.
After CCI closed, I continued taking courses and workshops wherever I could find them including Maine Media, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Apple Centers, Macworld conferences and Seybold Seminars.
For more than a decade I served as a docent for the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, instructed by museum educators and college faculty. In 2010 I began guiding tours at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. At the ICA I train with curators and working artists from around the world whose art is as challenging as it is inspirational.
I am interested in photographing the spectacle of scattered sunlight. I layer physicality and dimension into the images with the intention of inspiring memories, impressions and emotions that will rekindle feelings of wonder. I shoot with iPhone and enhance the images with optical filters to reveal lush, opalescent colors. I experiment with glass artifacts salvaged from the sea to disrupt the light and create mysterious illusions. Etched by the forces of time and tide, the found ‘lenses’ become unique viewing devices that illuminate invisible worlds and invest the photographs with richly textured narratives.
12 Elm Street
Rockland, ME 04841