These images reflect an interest in the fragility of human experience and this is echoed through the use of delicate materials. The scenes which are unlikely, whimsical and transient are influenced by traditional paper cutting techniques and botanical forms.
This series continues an earlier working process which places imaginary paper landscape cut-outs in front of the sunset. These images include an amalgamation of world architecture, signage, animals, humans and their Frankenstein counterparts. The photos were taken just after sunset, a period that offers up a liminal stage for these small transient dramas.
The images in this series are invented landscapes, constructed of silhouette models photographed in front of the sunrise and sunset. The images depart from a "straight" landscape aesthetic and focus on the sky as landscape. The images explore the contrast between an infinite sky and the fragility of human experience.
I… Between Them
I...Between Them is an electric narrative that investigates the inner voice as public display. The text is used as an object, objectified and in contradiction with itself. Acknowledging that neon is a "pop" medium, exploitation of the statement's intimacy glows with advertisement and authority while the language conveys inward emotion that seems remote from the point of view of external life. Neon liberates the verse from insecurity and explores the interior and exterior that belong to us all.
This series explores an emotional and physical connection to the biological world. The images represent an awkward communion with nature. In the first set of images, uncomfortable, textural pairings are intended to provoke a response of attraction and repulsion.In the other photographs animals traverse landscapes sprinkled with human residue. The fragile and transient materials in these photographs are vulnerable to corruption and echo the corporeal human condition. These are scenes from mixed-up, irregular gardens that have been perversely sown and tended.