I grew up in rural northeast Texas and left as soon as I could with nary a look back. I proceeded to live all over the country and to be at home in a number of large cities. After thirty-five years, life brought me, suddenly & quite unexpectedly, back to the place of my roots. To my surprise, it has been a true homecoming. These images express my sense of place and my heartfelt connection to my native soil. They map the open spaces and nooks and corners of my heart.
By eliminating color, I am reaching for something fundamental, the essence of what each place, each situation means to me deep in my core. The images speak to an emotional response beyond the verbal. Captured with a digital camera, this collection spans the timeframe of 2012 to 2019.