I'm drawn to the essence of life, as seen through eyes, and faces. I don’t crop images or use Photoshop. I play with light and continue to emphasize that in my work. I use objects that mimic Consciousness and it's nuances.
"Burden wants to bridge the gap between photography, sculpture, and painting. He grew up surrounded by all three in the home of a president of the Museum of Modern Art who oversaw much of its expansion in the 1950's and 1960's. Brancusi, Seurat, Mondrian, Giacometti, Picasso, Monet, Arp, Lippold, Calder, Baziotes, Matta, Noguchi, and other artist’s works in the apartment influenced him profoundly.
Having been heavily imprinted with collecting, he uses his supply of unusual props, hand held lighting, color variations, motion, timing, model construction, and provocative assembly and/or deconstruction of pieces to create surreal narratives and abstractions.
His quirky, unique, view comes with a keen wit that was forged through a failure to thrive in his family of origin. As a child he saw too many contradictions to believe in the limitation and inequality embedded in social, economic, political, religious, and academic institutions."