Journal Entries

The Web of Life

"The Earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the Earth. All things are connected, like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is a strand in it; whatever he does to the web, he does to himself." - Chief Seattle Read More »

Jean Dubuffet on Art

Art does not lie down on the bed that is made for it; it runs away as soon as one says its name; it loves to be incognito. Its best moments are when it forgets what it is called. Read More »

Amplifying Nature

I want to put a spotlight on the natural world, and to amplify the space it takes within the viewer's mind; to remind people that we share this planet with other species, fellow creatures that we evolved along side of; to share the remaining wild places, in hopes that they are protected instead of forgotten and lost.   Read More »

What comes next?

Human civilization is evolving.  From our nomadic roots, through the agricultural age, the bronze age, the enlightenment, the industrial age, and into what some now describe as the information age.  But what comes next?  We are not at the end of history, and this current incarnation of capitalism is not the end of history. But where do we go from here? Throughout most of human history, our species has been expanding it's territory, moving from our original birthplace in northern Africa.  Our unique trai… Read More »

On Religion, Atheism, and Consciousness

Throughout each of our lives we each come to our own conclusion about the nature of our existence.  Some people accept the cultural narrative, which in the West tends to take the form of Christianity.  For many there's too much conflict between the Bible's archaic tales and what science and/or their direct experience tells them of world, and so they reject the teachings of the Church.  With a literal interpreation of the bible disproven by science, many unfortunately end up at the opposite e… Read More »

On Being Creative

Growing up, I was a different kind of kid, more eccentric than most. I was always into more artistic endeavors than most. I played the guitar. I did graphic design. Eventually I started getting pretty deep into photography. In some kind of way, others recognized this and it reinforced this notion of who I was. I thought those talents made me special, and that I should share them with the world. I used to think of myself as "creative". That is, until I moved to Portland, Oregon. I moved here for the … Read More »

Photography On The Square Showing

this was for a showing I did at Photography on the Square back in 2005 after graduating.  (check out some of work by Dave Edwards, one of the resident photographers there) Read More »

Jackson Grill Showing

This was from my first showing, at Jackson's Grill in Flagstaff.  My friend Catfish was managing the restaurant there at the time, and was kind enough to convince me to put some work together.  The two prints pictured are Wukoki Ruin & Ghosts. Read More »