There's really no better way to put it."
A young woman's lonely walk is transformed into a most beautiful dance the day she meets her dancer husband.
Dancer tells the tale of a woman whose life takes a series of unexpected turns. Having become comfortable with her solitary routine and afraid of that which lies beyond her control, one would think the unexpected moment that saw her world collide with that of a dancer would have sent her hightailing in the other direction. However, something inside of her welcomes the unexpected newcomer into her life; and from that day forward, hers is a most unexpected dance.
Unexpected. This is the word that started it all. Like most of the short pieces I compose, Dancer was born out of a sudden burst of inspiration. Being as I am rather a stickler to routine, someone who likes to plan ahead and tell the flow how to go, the idea of the unexpected is fascinating to me; and one day, amid my schedule’s allotment for a brief bout of lounging, that word, unexpected, leapt into my mind and sent me on a journey exploring every aspect of this element of life. Eventually, my pondering led to a fixation with the reality of loss; and it was in that place that Dancer was pieced together.
The artwork for Dancer is simple enough to explain: a pair of dancers set one atop the other. My choice to eliminate faces and hands was intentionally done to keep the figures close to the viewer; I felt adding these specific features would create distance by adding identity. As for the colors, the black background is intended to represent the unknown whence the unexpected emerges, and the use of black and white is meant to capture the finality the unexpected can bring. Finally, regarding the photography, it was my intention to capture these three elements of the story: The dance, the heart, and the final stage.