“Picture Windows” is both a literal and metaphoric journey back and forth in time, from that period where I first learned to “see” photographically within a a finite, framed world, to where I now practice. These works are lumen prints, laid out in mostly 9-pane grids. Within them I compose botanical artifacts gathered from visited places both close to home and farther afield. As physical mementos of what I’ve observed in person, the unique patterns of light, form and color inherent in the lumen process reveal surprising details of the natural world, creating a scrapbook-like framework for memories I associate with specific people, times, and places. This work challenges others to look and interpret my visual stories with me, or to “see” and imagine new stories, on their own terms.