In “Abecedarium" each image is a talisman of place and time and life, a record of gratitude sought and found – insisted upon – during a time of particular chaos and difficulty in my personal life. Striving to offset the crush of miasma that threatened to engulf me, I devised a system for daily recording of, and meditation on, gratitude. Based in the concept of a child’s ABC Book, I made a photograph each day in contemplation of a specific quality of grace I assigned to each month of the calendar year. While the system itself became markedly complex, the day-to-day observation of gratefulness in all its myriad forms had its desired effect.
“Guided by these moments of grace and beauty, mundane and sublime, I found the strength to persevere.”