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BIOGRAPHY
"Of all lies, art is the least untrue." Photographers are the taxidermists of time. I am an artist who uses the camera much like a painter uses a sketch pad to quickly capture interesting scenes or visual ideas. This photographic 'sketch' is only a starting point. I take that initial image back to my digital darkroom where I can refine it and explore its various aesthetic possibilities at my leisure. My work meanders freely between the disciplines of traditional photography and graphic art, reflecting my Northern European roots and the influences of a formal education in art history and philosophy. My photographs have been displayed or published by a variety of organizations including: the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, the BBC Collective Gallery, File Magazine, Flak Photo, the permanent collection of the Meteor Photo Gallery, the Agitatto Gallery in Geneva, Switzerland and the Saatchi Gallery online. I have been honing my photographic skills and aesthetic sense for over 35 years. I have worked as a professional photographer, off and on, for the past 18 years, undertaking assignments as diverse as architectural photography, executive portraits, special events and product packaging. I also have taught art history, philosophy and logic at various colleges and universities in Michigan and was chairman of the Humanities department at Duns Scotus College in the 1970s. I have two Masters degrees, one in Humanities and the other in Philosophy from Wayne State University. I was born in a displaced persons (DP) camp in Augsburg, Germany of Estonian parents, and I immigrated to the United States in 1950. I grew up in Detroit and currently live in Plymouth, Michigan with my wife.

GALLERIES

Single Photos

Still Lifes

Altered Visions

Nature Photos

Candids & Portraits

Landscapes

Structures and Their Elements

Industrial Art

Folds in Space

Conceptual Images

Gardens

Black & Whitie

Abstracts

Fluid Moments - Ephemeral Art

PHOTOS

Inside the Thing Itself

Art Adds Color to Life

Hard Wired

Nothing to See

From Function to Form

Skin Deep

Late in the Day

Peppers at Play

Buddha of the Lilacs

Remote Control

Rock Pile

Empty Shells

Industrial Art

The Heart of an Artichoke

Calla Lily

Your Move

Repressed Expression

Drying Out

The Impermanence of Memory

Fallen Petals

Folds in Space

Empty

Cyberia

Going Toward the Light

The Face of Flight

Wood Eye?

Anticipation

Capturing the Moment

Weathered

Foothills

Relaxing

Calla Lilies and Clouds

Imminent Doom

Waiting For a Fourth

Holding Light

Winter's Table

The Hands That Bind

Feathers in Bone

Blowing Up a Storm

Feather Face

New Arrivals at Ellis Island

Oh So Clean

The Art Dealer

Waiting For Something to Happen

Time For a Change?

Traces of Life

CARcasses

We Each Leave Our Mark - Momentarily

Pier Into the Fog

Dawn Cloud

A Distant Light

In Gear

The Inner Cloud

The Flame Within

The Last Lever Setting

Illuminata

Remains of Yesterday

Going Up

The Light From Above

Going Down

Black & Blue

Blue Eyes

Picnic Peel

An Inner Warmth

After the Rain

Winter Sphere

Drift Bird

Drift Bird & Egg

The Egg Bowl

Floating Dancer

At Day's End

My Roots

On the Wings of Imagination

Bird Song

Waiting for the Sunset

Peppers at Play

The Art in Artichoke

Food For the Eyes

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She Stoops to Conquer

The Center of Attention

Mutual Attraction

The Last Dance

On Spec

Folds in Space #21

Worried Wood

City Beach

My Digital Profile

Trying To Keep It Together

A Book That Opens on Itself

Homage to Georgia O'Keefe

The Last Drop

A Tear for Terra

Fly Away

Glasses of Light

Death Wept

Nautilus Inside & Out

Two Hot

Alien Silhouette

Reading the Past

Distant Thunder

Boulder Breasts

Lilies Before the Storm

Winter Falcon

Last Season's Color

Snow Blooms

Night Light

Boulder in Midstream

Glidding in the Fog

Artic Foxes

A Tear for Times Past

Stepping Out

Diane's World

The Artist's World

Winter's Work - Tribute to Andrew Wyeth

Going Toward the Light

Four Women of Paris

Skipping Stones

Pepper Torsos

Evergreen

Eye of the Peacock

Cedar Stump in Midstream

Bus Stop Serenade

On the Frontline

Passing Time

Moon for the Misbegotten

Composition in Gray & Black

Painting the Shed

Egg White and Blue

Pacific Sunset

Winter Roads & Rivers

Acapulco Sunset

Erie Winter Shore

Manistique Moonrise

Summer Shadows

Grand Ledge Autumn

Distant Light

The Back Porch

A Place Once Called Home

At Angles

The Winter House

A Summer Country House

Vita Brevis, Ars Longa

No Time Left to Dance

Bonsai Tree

By Its Own Beauty Bent

The Old Writing Desk

The Last Leaf to Fall

A Maine Morning

Lake Huron Shore

At First Light

Sunset Fishing

Taos Scrub at Last Light

Harbor Springs in the Fall

Playing on the Beach

The Coopers of Williamsburg

The Long Walk Back

Santa Fe After the Storm

A Country Porch

Bambourgh Castle

South Terrace Biltmore Estate

Cotswold Backdoor Bike

Coronado Sandcastles

Closing Time - Forever

Archetypal Child's House

The Breakwater Light

Spring Planting

Torrey Pines Coastline

Stacked Shells

Seasonal Moods

Last Leaves

Late in the Day

Open Doors

A Money Tree

Crane

Dune Grass & Prints

Winter Frost

In Our Image

Winter Puzzle

Migrating Rocks

Low Country Sunset

Little House in the Highlands

Musical Chairs

Greenmead Schoolhouse

The Back Gate

God Has Left the House

Coming Round the Bend

Frenchman's Bay at Dusk

A Fallow Field

The Biltmore Garden Walk

The Fading Light

Daring to Differ

Seeing Eye to Eye

When It's All Gone

Coffee at the Diner

Winter Bare

The Crucible

First Impression

Monumental Shadow

Color Curve

Enoki Mushrooms

New Flowers in an Old Light

An Omen

On, In & Through

Docked

Bentwood & Straight Wood

Checkmate

Maned Wolf

Winter Stroll

Peacock - Rear View

Eagle Pair

Three Balloons

The Cold Shoulder

Spring Blossoms

Warriors Old and New

The Grape's Progress

The Pier

Acapulco White

Amusement Lights

Beached

Avenue of the Oaks - Boone Hall

The End of the Line

Approaching Storm At Sunset

Portrait With Lily

Playing in the Past

The Long & Lonely Wait

Of Time & the River

Approaching Atlantic Storm

Dawn Cloud

Low Clouds Up North

Cedar Cove Stream

Storkes

Too Many Starlings

Succulent Sun

Reaching Out

The Jazz Fan

A candid Moment

In nature's Embrace

Corn Crib Shadows

The Cottage Kitchen

Country Schoolhouse

The Ackley Bridge

Her Flower

Birds & Branches

Branching Cloud

Industrial Sunset

Midstream

Moon Alley

Drawn to the Light

Knot Eye

First Light at Last Light

Wheelwright

Crates & Barrels

Dials

Dynamic

Generator

Steam Engine

Gothic Machine

Industrial Sculpture

Industrial Sculpture

Massive machine

Tending the Inferno

Twin Stacks

Generator

Classical Pump

Grist Mill Grinding Stone

Old Machine Shop

Stocking Form Window

Boiler Plate

Discarded Parts

Gear Wheels

Industrial Sunset

Counter Weights

Foundry Ranbow

The Smelter Door

Turbine Fan

Wrench Wall

Paint Foam

Dynamically Static

Bambourgh Castle

The Breakwater

Feathers in BOne

Bottles & Bars

Bread & Grain

Spring Surprise

Taking Flight

Dune Roots

The Red Shoes

Ice Rose

The Freight Wagon

Rusted Through

Nappa Cabbage

Nothing to See

Tony P's

Fourth of July

Winter Bare

War Bird

Convoluted

Ready Aim...

Bus Stop Serenade

View from the Bottom

Mother & Child

Winter Mending

The Lux Strollers

The Louvre Painter

Lake Huron Dawn

Approaching Storm - Lake Erie

Winter Water

Rockie Mountain Pass

Garden of the Gods

Mill Race Falls

Blind Morning Shadow

St. John By Moonlight

Red Wine

Bottled Colors

After the Rain

Morning Puddle

Victorian neon

Fallen leaves and Their Branches

Sunday's End

Spring Planting

The Deceptive Beauty of Battle

Windy Night

The Joke

Out of Time

After Dinner

Artichoke Heart

Face Mask

Gold Torso

Curved Bridge

Webscape

Traces of Life

Queen Anne's Tatters

Rorschach Root

Breaking Wave

Nature Sends Her Regards

And the Clouds Wept

Wild Flowers

The Concrete Forest

Students & Statues Relaxing at the Lux

Buddhist Temple

Details of Time

Castle Howard

Country Schoolhouse

Sunset Angles

Cotswold Farm in Winter

Sunset Rain

Looking Up at Fall

Day's End on the Firestone Farm

Dawn on Lake Huron

Parisian Cafe Cat

Capital Colors

Coming Unraveled

Two Shells

Gutter Camel

Lights

Black & White

The Bell Tolls

Cyberia

Them Bones

Reflections of a Dummy

Waiting at the Diner

Waiting for Summer

Artist at Work

Sword Play

Sword Shopping

Sunset Beach

Making Music

One More Spring

After Dinner

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Blowing Smoke

The Poet's Picnic

Taking Aim

Paris Wedding Photo

Back When

Door Bells

Corner Cupboard

Country Church

Atlantic Morning

Blueridge Spring

Balance Rock Bar Harbor Maine

Woods

Young White Wine

Slick Creature

Hanging Together

The Love of Money

Backlit Conch Shell

Skull & Rose

Natural Progression

Aroused Conch

Outdoor Still Life

Disembodied Face

Stair Dancer

Day Lilies

Backlit Flowers

Raindrops

Spring Flowers

Wave Painting

Webscape

Floating into the Mist

Calla Lily

Diving to Live

Alone

Street Drummer

Framed

A Little Color on a Grey Day

The cavalry

Snow Fall from Above

Water Lines

The Breakwater

Winter Bridge

View from Mt. Cadillac

Cedar Cove Dawn

The Old Gas Station

The Old Kitchen

Biltmore Staircase

Country Christmas

Winter Window

Detroit Tracks

For Love or Money

Van Gone

Random Steps

From Function to Form

The Laugh

Fern Pattern

William Won't Tell

The Early Arrivals

The Artist's Bedroom

The Boardinghouse Bedroom

Boardinghouse Kitchen Window

Silver Bird in a Golden Cage

A Prisoner of Art

Just a Feather Left

Firebird Feather

Imprisoned By Its Beauty

Repressed Expression

Fruitful

Nautilus Chambers

The Last Meal

Remains

Passing the Time in Times Past

Firebird and Feathers

Why Me?

Celestial Taps

Shadow Rooms

Annunciation

Winter Light

Art

On the Wire

The Cranbrook Lion

Picnic Peel

The Digital Eye

Forest Shadows

Going Down

Sign of the Past

The Great Gen

Going Nowhere

The Fallen

Empty Pier

The Dead of Winter

Winter Weeds

War Flower

Bread and Grain

A Question of Time

Pouring Liquid Sunshine

Winter Cafe

Winter's Table

A Japanese Garden

The Garden Bridge

Early Spring

The Garden Bench

The Long Pause

Salad Elements

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The Aftermath

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The Morning Sky

Lake Huron Shore

Sailor's Delight

Drifting Along

Lake Huron Twilight

Tidal Pond

Bass Harbor Maine Light

Bass Harbor Lobster Fishery

Winter Bare

P-Town Morning Cape Cod

Abandoned in the U.P.

Bar Harbor Maine

Bar Harbor Pier at Sunrise

The White Door

Gothic Machine

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View With No Room

Changing Styles - Fountains Abbey

Winter Windows

Yellow Rocker

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The Old Gas Station - His & Her Doors to the Past

The General Store

Musical Chairs

Winter Light

Entwined Shells

Fading Memories

War Flower

Eye to Eye

The Grapes' Progress

Bay Boulder

Sailor's Delight

Shadows of the Past

Infinity on the Run

Feathers and Leaves

Bouquet

Memories

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An Opening Move

Homage to Peit

A Prisoner of Time

Windy Night

Well Protected

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The Center of Attention

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Folds in Space #13

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On the Wings of Imagination

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Love Takes Wing

Well Hung

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She Stoops to Conquer

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Erogenous 2

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Erogenous

Mutual Attraction

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The Tears of Time

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The Hands that Bind

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Bird Score

Black & Blue

Blue Eyes

Boiler Plate

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Hard Wired

In Our Image

The Art of Nothing

Digital I

And Then They Were Gone

The Last Drop

A Tear for Terra

First Light at Last Light

Fly

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And The They Were Gone

Flying Free

Lost or For Sale

The Love of Money

Seasonal Moods

Daring to Differ

The Charleston Battery

Summer Wheat

Left in Its Wake

Laundry Day

Fishtown

Haymound

Mill Race Falls

Rust in Pieces

Country Schoolhouse

Mead's Mill Ruins

The Art in Artichoke

The Arts

The Arts

Fall Harvest

Fall Table

Spring Dusk

Waiting for the Rain

Wildflowers at Sunset

Queen Anne's Tatters

Sunset Lights

Dusk Reflected

Alone

Losing the Light

Quiet Time

Moon for the Forgotten

The Hand of Time

The Last Birch

Lake Michigan Storm

Rained Out

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Lake Dune at Sunset

Sunset sand

Little Traverse Bay Sunset

Overcast Morning

Tidal Pond in the Morning

Morning Dove

Harbor Springs After the Storm

Harbor Springs

A View Waiting to be Admired

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Weqeutonsing View

Wequetonsing Pier

Before the Tourists Arrive

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Pile Face

Barely Birch

The Approaching Storm

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Harbor View - Harbor Springs Michigan

After Glow

Little Traverse Bay Sunset

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Hitting the Wall

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Sand Stream #8

Forest Reflections #4

Forest Reflections #3

Forest Reflections #2

Forest Reflections

Sand Stream #7

Sand Stream #6

Sand Stream #5

Sand Spirit

Sand Stream #4

Sand Stream #3

Sand Stream #2

Sand Stream

Lake Superior Spring

Lake Superior Spring

Cedar Root

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Summer House Waiting to be Opened

A Summer House

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Blossoms & Thorns

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The China Window

Point Iroquois Lighthouse

China Window

At the Barn Doors

After Closing Time

Spring Light

From Function to Form - Farm Equipment

The Old Salt

Horsing Around

Framed

The Cavalry

Our Wall

Posthistoric Creatures

Two Swans

Nature and Artifice

Feathering the Nest

Waiting

Finding Another Use

The Wilcox Pier

Approach Storm at Cedar Cove

The Mill Pond in the Morning

Little Traverse Bay Sunset

Streaming

Sunset Sail

Morning Reflection

Manistique River

Tahquamenon Falls

Tahquamenon Falls

Approaching Spring Storm

Bottled Color

Taking a Spin

Maypole

Morning Warmup

Where Everyone's a Winner

Falling Stream

Framed Tree Line

Spring in the Blue Ridge Mtns.

Contributary

Approaching Storm at Cedar Cove

Distant Storm

Cedar Cove Storm

Cloud Layers

Sheltered in Cedar Cove

Wild Weeds at Sunset

The Fallen

Blue Corner

Industrial Ghost Town

Swan and Her Cygnets

Swan and Her Cygnets

Cedar Cove Cloud

Sunday's End

Teepee Top

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Swan and Her Cygnets

Morning Shadows

Fruit Ball

A Flaming Beauty

A Grand Old Victorian

Winter's Table

Acts of Endurance

Fallen Eagle

Sunday Morning

Taking Flight

White on White

Weathered

Roots

Wave Sculpture

Web Beads

Wet & Wild

Wild Wheat

The Last Leaf

Snow Dollars

Winter Weeds

Wood Fish

Snow Zebra

Rock On, Rock

River Rock Pile

Rock Jaw

Peppers at Play

Flowing Shell

East Meets West

Rock Torso

Standing Rock

She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

Still Life at Sunset

Pepper Torsos

Eye Shadow

Rock Formation

Balanced

On Edge

Seated Stones

Precarious Balance

In Balance

Stones Walking

Caged Rocks

Balancing Act

The Pitcher Window

Stairs to the Grotto

Column Among the Pines

Summer Stone Throw Sequence

Time Bounce

My Imaginary Garden

Finding Its Other Half

The End is in Sight

Snow Shell #4

Snow Shell #3

Snow Shell #2

Snow Shell

The End is in Sight

Beyond the Frame

Waiting Their Turn

Trio of Pears

Three Graces

The Escape

Longing For Freedom

Time Slices

Fragmented Thought

Dematerialization of Buddha

Flower Fragments

Buddha Deconstructed

Facets of Eternity

The Fallen Hours

Cloud Spirit With Feathered Headress

Cloud Spirit

Storm Clouds

Spreading Out

Three Foot Window

Biltmore Estate Gardens - Early Spring

Tulip Garden

Cranbrook Gardens

Balance Rock Garden

Balance Rock Garden

Cranbrook Gardens

Cranbrook Gardens

Cranbrook Gardens

Cranbrook Gardens

Cranbrook Gardens

Cranbrook Gardens

Cranbrook Gardens

Cranbrook Gardens

Cotswold Garden

Cranbrook Gardens

Cranbrook Gardens

Cranbrook Gardens

Cranbrook Gardens

Fairlane Gardens

Fairlane Gardens

Cranbrook Gardens

Greenmead Gardens

Greenmead Gardens

Greenmead Gardens

Cranbrook Gardens

Cranbrook Gardens

Cranbrook Gardens

Cranbrook Gardens

Cranbrook Gardens

Cranbrook Gardens

Cranbrook Gardens

Balance Rock Gardens

Mt. Vernon Gardens

Luxembourg Gardens Paris

Charleston Gardens

Tulip Field

Four Women of Paris

Playing in the Past

Time for a Change?

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The Art Dealer

Framed

Fading to Black

The Cold Shoulder

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Peppers at Play

Peppers at Play

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By Its Beauty Bent

Bird Song

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The Face of Flight

Moon for the Forgotten

Balancing Shadow

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Bird Score

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Blind Shadows

Washed Up

Concrete Forest

Ooch!

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Crates & Barrels

Tangled

Watching the Watcher

Running Out of Time

Tools of the Trade

Remote Control

In the Shadow of Beauty

Lost Sent

Two Shells

Vanishing Smile

The Dead of Winter

A Question of Time

A Former Prisoner of Time

The Attraction of Men in Uniform

Joel

Screwed

Hammered

Hammered

Nailed

Screwed

English Garden Tea

English Garden Tea

High Tea

Flowers at the Fence

Cotswold Garden

The End of a Long Day

Looking For a Scenic View

Versailles Fatigue

Our Star

Taking Flight

Teasel

Teasel

T-Rex

Trilliums

Wave Sculptures

Webscape

Webscape

Webscape

Webscape

Webscape

Webscape

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Lincoln's Court

Where It Began

Summer Window

Past Summer Time

Kitchen Window

The End of a Long Day

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Follow the Bouncing Balls

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Unstill Life

The Procession

Well Swung

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Light Wash

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Reflection on the Math Building

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Drifting

Drifting

Floral Float

Sky Shells

How Time Flies

Ouch

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At a Loss for Words

Floating Feather

Sky Shells

Adrift

Waiting

New Light

Nailed

Abandoned

Cloud Castle

Turbine

Coming or Going?

Morning Mist

The Last Laugh

A Glassless Red

Last Laugh

White on White

Vita Brevis, Ars Longa

Stowe Birches

Tribute to Duchamp

B Ascending

The Right Step

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The Face of Flight

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Figure Ascending

Stepping Out

ASpiring

A Beached Cloud

Food for Thought

The Art in Artichoke

Captive Thought

Apple & Shell

Jugheads

Fruit Plate

After Dinner

A Young Red

Accidental Effect

Apple & Feather

Safe Harbor

Abandoned Boathouse

The Daggett's Door

The Pantlind Lobby

Point Iraquios Lighthouse

Rail Station

Receding Structures

Submerged House

Front Porch

Savannah Cathedral

Savannah Twin Stairs

School Roof Lines

Slave Cabin

Quintet - Water Colors

A Wounded Life

The Last Drop

Winged Colors

The Silent Scream of Spilled Blood

Going Up

A Slow Night at the Diner

Fall Sky

Fall Sky

A Wounded Life

Reaching for the Moon

It was a dark and stormy night...

Dancing Colors

The Red Trumpet

Troubled Water

When Art Bleeds

Narcissus

Wallscape

Wallscape

Wallscape

Wallscape

Wavescape

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The Plow Horse

Cornered Curves

Color Full

Metallic Shell Series

Metallic Shell Series

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To the Fairest

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Metallic Shell Series

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Metallic Shell Series

Metallic Shell Series

Metallic Shell Series

Metallic Shell Series

Twilight Moon - Neo-pictorialism

The Red Barge

St. John's at Dusk

Palmetto Sunrise

Cedar Cove Dawn

Dawn Cloud

Lost in the Maelstrom

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At Loose Ends

Frenzy

Fear

Jitterbug

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Over and Under

The Mermaid

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Wind Blown

Red Nude

Continental Drift

Fear

Head On

The Fire Within

Taking Flight

Strife

A Woman Scorned

The Fallen

Deconstructed

Pithed

Looking Back

The Tree

Kangaroo

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On the Prowl

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CD Cuts

CD Cuts

Clear Sailing

CD Color Burst

CD Fireworks

Shapes of Things to Come

Moving On

CD Lights

Color Waves

CD Facets

CD Facets

CD Facets

CD Facets

Black Hole

Fire Spirit

Color Currents

Golden Haze

Greed

Critique

Nevermore

Nebular