Picture-making is attractive to me as a communicational device that explores the idea that I can communicate in another way other than through the formation of words, into sentences; then, either speaking them or writing them, in such a way that other minds will understand what I am seeking to express. In fact, pictures may spare me both the construction of coherent sentences and also, the need to know what I am trying to convey, (something which word-based expression tends to imply). Pictures, especially of an abstract nature, can, if desired, side-step the need for an agenda, a point, a theme. Not that they don’t have these – more, that the person who produces them, may not know what these are. They are made and offered, without ulterior motive, hopefully as a thing of formal intrigue, which may or may not generate a meaning in the individual who encounters them.
I am not placing my photographs into an arena in which the viewer needs to guess my intention. They are offered as a potential moment of rest from guessing the intention of others, a place into which non-agenda responses may enter,