Artist bio

My Work With the dawn of every new sunrise I’m captivated by the wonders of creation. All around us, every day, creation proclaims the majesty of its Creator. From the intimate landscapes in our own backyards to the grand vistas that stretch across the land, visual imagery tells the story of the One who created it all. It’s a story so grand that words just can’t fully explain! It is my aim, with photography as my medium, to keep writing new chapters in this never-ending story. Or, as I like to say – I try to find the extra in the ordinary. (click here to read more Finding The Extra In The Ordinary) My life If anything can hold my rapt attention longer than 8 seconds – it’s visual imagery. Probably due to the challenges of growing up with Tourette syndrome and other co-occurring disorders, imagery plays a huge part of my life. Those challenges shape how I learn, view the world around me, and communicate through photography. I’ve exhibited nationally and internationally while receiving various awards. Most of my images are captured in or around my home area in St. Charles, MO.


David and Goliath



Artist Statement

This piece of artwork titled David and Goliath was captured in the Fall near our home. The image was taken right at sunrise on a foggy morning with a shaft of light highlighting the diminutive tree against the backdrop of the much larger species.

I think most people are familiar with the story of David and Goliath - or the metaphor of the underdog versus the favorite.

The application of Ephesians 6: 10-20
If you're familiar with the story of David and Goliath, David was quite the underdog. Goliath was over 9 feet tall and was outfitted with the best armor and weapons.

King Saul offered David his armor and weapons, but they proved too weighty and cumbersome for the "shepherd boy."

Armed with just a sling and five smooth stones David confronted the giant in the valley and said, "You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. Today the Lord will conquer you!"

And with one shot of the sling the stone sunk deep into Goliath's head and he fell dead!

But was it the sling and stone that fell Goliath? Sure, in a literal since we can say that. However, David acknowledged, "Today the LORD will conquer you."

As we see in 2 Corinthians 10:4 "The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds." I'm sure the apostle Paul was well versed in David's story when he wrote to the believers in Corinth and Ephesus to put on the whole armor of God.

The real battle between David and Goliath wasn't for land and servitude, it was a battle between "the God of heaven's armies" and and the "god of this dark world." It was a battle for the soul and spirit - and to whom will we serve?

Every time I view this piece of artwork in our home, I'm reminded of the battle we face daily to "stand our ground...pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere."



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Prints are available on canvas wrap, metal, and photographic papers. My contact information is located on my website

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