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I worked for many years as a gardener in both formal public spaces and private settings and this exposure and interaction with nature at an intimate level has informed my art work. I think about how we seek out nature as sanctuary while also instinctively sensing both its chaos and order which exists without us. That tension, the overgrown environment and abundant beauty are themes I have been exploring in my work with cyanotypes for the last ten years. Most recently I have begun to create work around migrancy and the concept of the home we might carry with us. In past projects, I photographed formal gardens through windows at the Lyman Estate in Waltham, MA, resulting in large prints. There was also a period of hand coloring photographs of mainly gardens, architecture and wild places. Why cyanotype? The resulting luminous image almost always reveals something new about the subject and leads me forward.