These are life sized photographs of fragile objects - dry plants, bones, paper, metal, eggs/nests, discarded items and fabrics. They are arranged in suspended layers that are sometimes partially hidden behind translucent paper that is evocative of the snow and ice that blanket the garden in winter. These pieces with their groupings of perishable materials refer to the fleetingness of life. These are images of transitory subjects, objects that are fragile and themselves ephemeral and together in this assemblage only for a brief period. The photograph, with its brief exposure, has recorded the event. The medium of my work expresses the meaning of the work as much as the content.
Winter Gardens: Two Views was exhibited with Violet Rosengarten at The Craig Gallery in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia in February 2014 at the MacLellan & Moffatt Financial Gallery in Truro during March of 2015 and at Le Trécarré Gallery in Church Point, Nova Scotia during September and October 2015.