Regarding his work, the artist says:
When people from around the earth visit the island of Alcatraz, they are already informed to some extent about “the Rock.” The island’s philanthropic board, administrators, and rangers are allowing its symbolic meanings to thrive and expand, with the island open to art events, but also with an ongoing conscious meditation on the past and present of the crucial social issues of crime and incarceration. The island’s physical reality, textured and painted by climate, fascinates, but listening to the stories researched by a friend who is a night guide there can make the place feel haunted by the past. The ghosts evoked by its history might have found freedom at last, riding on the wind permitted here to flow through walls between the Pacific and the San Francisco Bay. I photographed what seemed a lyrical abstraction of floating rectangles, but felt, as well, the many meanings a ruin can evoke, as if such windows as these allow the past and the present to look at each other.