I am a visual artist who lives and works in Laramie, Wyoming. My work in drawing and painting explores two major creative directions: entangled and knotted natural forms, and monumental architectural compositions. Both bodies of work ultimately are meditations upon structure, repetition, and variation. I am currently an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Wyoming, where I coordinate the drawing program. This site is primarily devoted to photographs I have taken while traveling through Turkey. The photos act both as research for my work in drawing and painting, and also as a continuing record of my time in the country.
aegean sea akay hotel autumn aya sofya basilica of st john beyazit mosque beyoglu bicycle bike birgi blue mosque bosphorus bowl bursa byzantine büyükada carpet cat ceramic plate cesme chora church church church of st. savior in chora clouds condensation cooking didyma dolmabahce door doug russell drawing ebb and flow efes ephesus evil eye fire flood galata bridge galata tower garlic golden horn gouache grape vine great mosque greek grilling at the marina gölcük hagia sophia hamam hamam bowl hierapolis iasos ink inverted cityscape inverted landscape istanbul istiklal street izmir kadifekale kariye camii keychain kilim lake oahe landscape laramie library of celsus light marina market marmara sea miletus morning morning light mosque museum mylar natural natural surface nazar boncuğu new mosque oahe dam ortakoy mosque pamukkale pan panorama pierre priene prince's islands rainbow reflections road rocks roman ruins rural rustic rüstem paşa mosque saddle bag sailing sardis sarimsak selcuk selçuk shadows sirince sketch sky small towns sokullu mosque south dakota st john's basilica stones studio drawing sultanahmet sunset surface süleymaniye mosque taksim tea texture thunderheads topkapi topkapi palace travel turkey turkiye ulu cami village wall water water and clouds wyoming yalçın hotel yeni cami yeşil cami çay çeşme şirince