STICKS & STONES
I have always been a collector of stones. Every room in my home has at least one basket of smooth stones from the ocean where waves have worn away the rough edges. I once took a geology class and quickly discovered that I am not very interested in the origins of stones. I collect stones because they make me feel at peace.
I thought about photographing these stones for years. Then recently I went out to my yard to clean up the odds and ends that winter left behind, and I saved a few sticks with interesting shapes. On walks around my neighborhood, I picked up more sticks that looked like good companions for my stones. Now I am a collector of sticks and stones.
I have spent many hours arranging (playing with) sticks, stones, torn paper, and colored strings. What I love about creating these photographs is the simplicity and the endless possibilities.