Abstract Jetty 2022
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"I often painted fragments of things because it seemed to make my
statement as well or better than the whole could."

– Georgia O’Keeffe

During the winter of 2022, as the Covid pandemic was subsiding, I went to the Atlantic Ocean near my home in Rockaway Beach, NY, to photograph the beautiful jetties that were installed after Hurricane Sandy. They were created to avoid future damage from unusual weather events.

Using Georgia O’Keeffe as my aesthetic influence, I began photographing the configurations of the beautiful boulders, rather than the jetty in its entirety.

Keeping a keen eye on the atmosphere of the day, I brought my camera on days where the soft light lent colors and shadows onto the mighty rocks. This allowed the creation of abstract images using the unusual colors, texture, and shapes.

I have been photographing the Rockaway Beach seashore since 1996, and have produced 6 separate seascape series with different interpretations of the same location at the edge of the sea.

My photographs have been shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. My most recent solo exhibitions were at the Chicago Museum of Art in 2020, and the Quincy Art Center in Illinois in 2021.

All my seascape series reflect the central theme of changing light and shifting tides, and invite viewers to connect with their own memories of the timeless quality of the experience at the edge of the sea.

Winter Garden 2023
» Nos. 1-15

Abstract Jetty 2022
» One thru Twenty

December Sunset 2020
» Nos. 1-20

A Cloud Study, Sunset 2016
» Nos. 1-20

October Waves 2013
» Nos. 1-30

Waves In Black and White 2011
» Nos. 1-30

Summer 2009
» Nos. 1-20
» Nos. 21-40

Winter 2009
» Nos. 1-12

Seascapes 1996 thru 2006
» Horizontals Nos. 1-20
» Verticals Nos. 1-20

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