“Viewing my artworks is like being given a new pair of eyes, fresh and untainted by experience… to newly behold the familiar world with innocence and wonder.”
When I create my art through photography, I am interested in capturing more than just what is visible through the lens. My work is about maximizing the creative power of photography through my own interpretation of the visible world around me. The subject matter of my work is a close-up photo of the smooth surface of the abalone shell holding the mysterious and profound colors and patterns built by nature over a long period of time. I use digital manipulation to add vibrant colors and create abstract images quite different from the real images they represent. To me, photography is not the tool to provide recreation or compositional materials, but the intermediate tool that arouses the liberal imagination. The purpose of my artwork is to show people that sometimes even insignificant objects that might be easily ignored by most people can be interpreted differently and recreated as new visions by an artist.