Gather (work in progress)
Gather began as an attempt to explore what it meant to transform physical collections made by my mother and myself into imprints in an attempt to break down the phsycal and emotional distance present in our relationship. This body of work explores the barriers that formulate moments of closeness and distance within the human experience through the land - drawing parallels and creating metaphors between the physical body and nature. I map the connections between all things in an effort to establish oneness; understand identity, belonging, and our placement within the world.
Two seeds of the same plant - one larger than the other - are my mother and I.
An image of my skin (body) is the same as an image of my mother's skin - and relating that to nature, an image of a body of water is a self portrait.
light, meditation, collected ephemora, hand sewn rice paper - daily journal cubes (hexahedrons), body, gelatin silver contact prints, digital inkjet prints, blown glass, hand drawn grids...