My artistic practice is part of my overall spiritual path. In integration with yoga, tai chi, and meditation, my artwork is an outward, physical expression and communication of inner, subjective experience. I want my work to be intimate, purposely unsettled and imperfect, invoking association, resonance, sensuousness and metaphor to create poetic images. I use alternative lens optics and digital post-capture processes to find unexpected results. My artwork inhabits an expanded field between photography, printmaking, bookbinding, and digital media. It is nature-based, intimate, purposely unsettled and imperfect. There is a flow and play between reality, realism, and abstraction expressing my direct experience of nature, beauty, and life. I am interested in the abstraction of nature that is possible with digital media and in expressing the atmosphere or “feeling” of a place more than capturing a technically exact photograph. After the photography is done, I embody the digital images in a tactile physicality. I do this by printing on novel substrates like silk, cotton, & rice papers and by working with fiber techniques like weaving, plaiting and bookbinding.