Stone Free: Abstract black and white photography is my passion. As the Polish avant-garde artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski once said, “Art is an individual way of seeing rather than about rote reproduction of a collectively agreed-upon reality.” This statement embodies the core philosophy of my photographic work. In the series “Stone Free,” I exercise the abstract spirit, capturing the essence of the geological formations of the American Southwest - taking them out of their usual context and viewing them in a new way. Abstractions of stones free them from their literal content and meaning, entering into the mystery of what constitutes reality. These photographs will be on display in a one-woman show at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, during the months of December, 2017 and January, 2018.