In my photography, I explore our link to the natural world -- how we live and develop cultures within the natural world, and how we influence that world. I look at how the environment, both the natural and the built, helps to create the individual experience of reality, as well as the ways in which family and culture affect the individual. I am particularly interested in creating images that suggest how our physical and social environment influences our inner experience, including our spiritual experience – or at least my own.
I live and work in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Prince Edward Island, Canada. My work has been has been exhibited widely, showing in museums and galleries, as well as the galleries of botanic gardens; and it is in the collections of the DeCordova Museum, Harvard Art Museum, the Eaton Vance Collection, among others. I have received several significant awards -- twice I received the Artist’s Fellowship in Photography by the Massachusetts Cultural Council; other grants and awards have come from the Artadia Dialogue for Art and Culture, the Polaroid Foundation, and The New England Foundation for the Arts. My photographs and books, Places for the Spirit, Traditional African American Gardens (2010) and One Family (2001) earned awards from the Garden Writers Association and the Magazine Association for the Southeast.