These surfaces were created by nature; a portion of them is beyond me and beckons me to expand my sensibilities. Yet the surfaces in these pictures are not untouched. I have altered them; by inclusion and exclusion with the device of the picture frame, by further eliminations from and additions to what remains within the picture frame, by changing proportion, by creating rorshachs and placing their midpoints, by orchestrating hue, tint, value and saturation. I find this a most curious collaboration with the hand of nature.
Every photograph or drawing is such a collaboration. Both modes of expression are subject to their unique processes. A photographer apprehends his subject (a process of recognition and capture); a painter intends his work (a...