I saw this bicycle at my friend’s house covered in dust and spiderwebs - instantly I knew that I wanted to dedicate a series of pieces around this classic bike. It belonged to her grandmother, Ruby. You wouldn’t guess it looking at the easy curves of this vintage ride, but this thing weighed a ton. I suspect Ruby was unstoppable when perched upon her Schwinn Debutante.
This series of paper airplanes began not so long ago while my wife was pregnant with our first child. Originally a theme of "anticipation" (”e.t.a.”) evolved into something different as time went by. A small paper airplane piece now hangs in my daughter Emaline's nursery, the message being: "I wish for you to soar in life... but don't take it too seriously."
Small details become large given the right perspective. The composition of these collages are pieced from tiny plant clippings. I hold the clippings up at arms length and photograph them, backlit by daytime sky creating the silhouette. The individual photos are then arranged, flipped, rotated, and cropped until they finally come together as a small tree.
Be it a simple "Get wine at the grocery store" – or more complex "I can't believe she's been gone for so many years" – our thoughts are ongoing conversations within our minds. We're brought back to present by a friend saying hello or a car horn letting us know that the light has turned green.