Sonja Norwood, San Francisco Member Since August 2010 Artist Statement I was born in Munich but when you spend your childhood in New Mexico it imprints on your soul. It is not just the rich history and endless sky -- but the light. It was there my father taught me to take and develop photos with a Brownie Hawk-eye and the high school dark room equipment where he taught Math and at times photography. Through college and my early adult years I used a Pentax K1000 to feed my compulsion to take more pictures and with apologies to Ansel - simultaneously fell in love with color and lost the control of the darkroom. I worked in wood doing block prints, painted a little and studied Chinese brush painting. I spent the computer revolution at Xerox first as a field technician and later a network system support engineer for western region. We learned digital imaging, color laser printing and network communication literally as it was being invented. Today we can have digital cameras, powerful software and the simplicity of the ink-jet printers (giclée - if you must) all at home -- we have control of our images once again. Life is good!