Carol Horigan Artist's Statement

I came to photography indirectly.  Initially my interest in printmaking and painting introduced a desire in me to always have a camera by my side to work out elements of composition and design in order to interpret the world that surrounds me. Looking through a lens, I find I observe differently, more selectively; I compose & recompose.   With a photographer's eye, I find that I perceive more abstractly - I see colors, lines, shapes, textures, light.  In recent years, photography has become the dominant force.