In 1982 I think it is safe to say I was only emerging as an artist and photographer... in fact at exactly that time, there was a lively discussion going on as to whether photography could even be considered art. Many curators at the time, including most notably Jane Corkin, defended photography and helped prove its ligitimacy in the art world as a valuable comodity. But regardless of the discussions going on over my head, I simply wanted to emerse myself in the practice of capturing and visualizing landscape and architecture. Fortunately, Canada Council for the Arts agreed with me on this and funded my first grant application which enabled this project. I was ecstatic and took this on as the most important work ( maybe my first serious outing ) at finding my visual style.
In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.
- Alfred Stieglitz-
Looking at the world reveals there are visual rythms everywhere. Capturing landscape and architecture is an effective way of becoming more aware of those paterns and rythms but capturing their ellusive qualities becomes the challenge.