I think about how we seek the sublime serenity of nature as sanctuary while instinctively sensing its chaos and potential menace. That tension and the overgrown environment are themes I explore. My work with cyanotypes has been my primary focus for the last ten years. Before that I was photographing 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 and wild places. 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 work. Why cyanotype? The resulting luminous image almost always reveals something new about the subject and leads me forward.