I call my video - video as mark - in loose reference to the marks found in drawing and painting.
I create my video marks by selecting short portions of recorded video material and extensively cropping them to form narrow cells that contain only a small portion of the colors, textures and movement of the recorded landscape. I then place a selected mark in a field of color. Its relationship to space is important. Attention to the placement of each mark and its relationship to others, their duration and their progression through time is carefully considered. Since my compositions deal with geometrical forms, the rectangular format of the screen is integral to the work. I often work with multiple channels composed into video installation.
The marks that I use in my video compositions are not neutral. The play of light on plants, the textures, the movement, give each mark a uniqueness that is suggestive of a being. Like ghosts in space they appear and vanish and reappear with another or altered through repetition.