Luminescence is an impressionistic view of Pennsylvania’s Unami Forest that blur the boundaries of certainty and fantasy. The Unami Forest is a boulder strewn, heavily wooded area that is largely unchanged since the time when the Lenape Indians roamed these same woods. Contrary to the dark and threatening forests depicted in fables and movies, to me the woods have always been an inviting place, a refuge for enlightenment and reverie. This series explores and transcends the real with the unreal by merging different photographic genres. Through abstract impressionistic photography and digital enhancement, my intent is for the viewer to escape, if only for a moment, to a forest of ethereal beauty and solitude. Inspire hope persevere Strong and impervious Live simply and creatively Hypnotize life Walk tall. Each is an acrylic facemount framed in an LED Lightbox illuminated from behind to accentuate depth, color and light.