August, 2007: "Sign of the Times" wins award at NHAA Vision & Voice Exhibit.
"I went from feeling wonderment to disappointment and disgust when I turned the corner inside this abbey and saw this spray-painted on the wall. "Sign of the times… nothing is sacred, not even here" I thought. My trip, until now, was about making photographs of the beautiful Irish countryside, but I felt compelled to capture this reminder of hate. The swastika on the wall, in sharp contrast to the Celtic cross on the right pulls us harshly back into reality; as much as we like to experience beauty and goodness, there are those who will always spew ugliness and hatred."