Still Life

Ice Painting 1

Ice Painting 1

This photo is part of a series of photos that I did where I use paint and ice to create unique and changing landscapes of color. I love the temporary aspect of the concept. Every second the composition changes and evolves. Colors mixing and changing.


The Spoils of the Season

The Spoils of the Season

2010 not only marks a new decade in history, but a new decade in my life–I turn 40 today. Taking pictures of trash may seem like a strange way to commemorate it, but when your birthday follows a frenzied trail of torn wrapping paper, confetti, and abandoned Christmas trees, the images offer a different perspective.  […]


Projektor

Projektor

This photo was chosen, in part, by my mom, Mary Lou Ball with the #39 which I believe she chose for my current age. This shot of an old 16mm film projector was taken at an artist retreat in 2008. It seems a shame that beautifully built equipment like this is rarely used these days. […]


Chuck

Chuck

This photo was chosen, in part, by Gini Mennenga with the #259. . Every Fall, my brothers,  my dad and I try to go on a camping trip. One year we went to Mackinac Island in Michigan, which happened to be pretty close to where my Uncle Frank lived. Although my brothers and I don’t […]


Making Friends

Making Friends

This photo was chosen, in part, by a random selection by Sharon Meriash with the # 3. This photograph was a study for a series of drawings I did for a class at MSCD. The assignment was to tell a story through a series of 9 drawings. In this story, the duck was stuck in […]


Como

Como

This photo was taken of a truck in the town of Como, Co. If you’ve never been to Como, you have to go! It’s the strangest little town that looks like it could be abandoned, but it’s not.  Many of the houses look like a junk yard office. It’s filled with visual treats for photographers. […]


Film Jar

Film Jar

This jar of film has lived in my refrigerator for years. Earlier this year, I decided  to produce a body of work based on what’s on the film. What is on the film? I have no idea. I look forward to exploring the mysteries that it holds. As we move more and more towards a […]


Ice Painting 4

Ice Painting 4

I am currently working on a series of “Ice Painting” pieces where I use ice and acrylic paint as my substrate and medium and take macro shots of the results. I love these because it’s a way of using both my passions. It’s painting and photography. In February I will be showing these pieces at the […]


Fresh not Frozen

Fresh not Frozen

As we’re held in the cold grip of winter, this image reminds me of warmer summer days. The bright fresh grapes and blackberries of this piece is a sweet relief from the frozen temperatures outside.


Illumination

Illumination

During my time at TOSA, light bulbs became another image that I became obsessed with. When I first rented the building, there was only one light bulb on the whole second floor. In the later years, it became an almost daily chore to change light bulbs.


Archetype

Archetype

The configuration of the original typewriters has given us an essential tool for everyone to communicate with each other. We have learned the letters and their locations so that we can write without ever looking at the keys themselves.  We have developed muscle memory and never have to think about where the keys are located. […]


Champion Spark Plug

Champion Spark Plug

I grew up in a Midwest industrial town, Toledo, Oh and Champion spark plugs were a large part of the local economy. This photo was taken in a tractor graveyard in Colorado but I was thinking of home.


Engine Hours

Engine Hours

This shot was taken in a tractor graveyard in Franktown, Colorado. My good friend and talented artist,  Anna Montgomery and I were invited to shoot photographs at this amazing yard of vintage farm equipment. We explored together and separately as we sought little visual treasures.  I was attracted to the color and texture of this […]


Shiny Distractions

Shiny Distractions

A tiny cityscape emerges from the polished chrome of a Vespa scooter.  Taken in 2007 on the 16th St. Mall, this photograph captures a quiet reflection of the architecture amidst the shiny distractions of the city.


Ice Painting

Ice Painting

. At last year’s artist retreat with The Other Side Arts, I created a series of pieces I call Ice paintings. I really enjoyed creating these photographs. As the ice melted in the hot sun, it created such beautifully rich colors and patterns.


Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

Today is my birthday so I chose an image that always reminds me of this time of year. I’ve made it a tradition to go out and shoot images of Christmas/ holidays trash. You can learn so much from what people throw away.


Chuck Taylors

Chuck Taylors

I took this photo as a way of memoralizing my favorite pair of shoes. Good-bye friends….