ARTIST'S STATEMENT //
I was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1955. Soon after, my family moved to a subdivision on a lake outside of Jacksonville, Florida. The lake teemed with alligators and water moccasins. Trophies of marlin and swordfish were displayed on neighbor’s walls. Spanish moss hung from pine trees. It was a wild, viceral and poetic environment; one which formed my curiosity to explore other places and people.
After graduating in 1977 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Georgia, I moved to New York City to pursue a career in painting. In 1990 I moved to Los Angeles where I worked as a location scout for the film industry. Recently retired, I currently live outside of Los Angeles.
These images edited from a larger (and ongoing) series produced from three trips to Italy between 2018 and 2021, capture Italians in everyday activities of work, play and prayer. Viewed together they portray little dramas, weaving a visual tapestry of Italian life.