Activating my work by placing it in non-traditional contexts has been part of my artistic practice since the late-1980ís. This has included sticker graffiti art installation and stenciling, creating chemical awareness lawn signs, and street performance art.
These photographs are from a body of work where I stared into the eye of the American Dream, Mainstream culture, and the people I met on the street. Seeing quiet moments within the chaotic city energy added a new layer to my artistic education. This laid the foundation for me later to be a street performance artist.
Standing on the frozen water one day with a camera awakened in me an eventual shift from being a social documentary street photographer to taking abstract, lyrical pictures of the Upper Mississippi River Watershed. This has allowed me to see our troubled, complex relationship with the source of our drinking water and the creator of our modern cities.