Artist statement

An appreciation of the joy of movement and fluidity of the dancers and a contemplation of the concept of freedom are what I hope these images evoke in the viewer.  After I styled and directed the professional dancers regarding the initial concept for movement and composition, we collaborated together during the shoot. Their seemingly effortless dance movements require extraordinary skill and strength developed over a lifetime of practice.  During post-processing, I wanted to further interpret the digital images in a departure from the color originals and they were rendered in black and white.  I worked on this series in New York City with professional dancers Jason Garcia Ignacio, Kevin Cosculluela, Jackie Nowicki, Amelia Sturt Dilley, and Deijah Robinson at Lois Greenfield’s studio using a Hasselblad 500cm and Leaf digital back.


Freedom Dance Series photographs are printed on premium canvas with a beautifully textured surface. The print surface is varnished and is incredibly durable and scratch-resistant. The cotton-poly blend is very stable and incredibly strong. The premium-wood, 1.5" deep stretcher bars are knot-free, straight and beveled for minimal contact with the canvas. All pieces are gallery wrapped and stapled on the back for an elegant finish and shipped ready to hang. Wood is sourced only from managed forests. 


Custom sizes up to 40" x 40" (101.6 cm x 101.6 cm)



Freedom Dance photographs are available exclusively from exhibitions and here on the website. Shipping is available within the continental United States only. POR

Freedom Dance #1 and Freedom Dance #2  (images 1 and 8 in the sequence) are in the She is Rising art exhibit and benefit at the Carriage Barn Arts Center of New Canaan, Connecticut. The exhibit was available for viewing at the Carriage Barn Arts Center gallery from May 27 through June 7, 2020.

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