These images were made during the Pandemic of 2020.
In this time of crazy uncertainty, of anger, fear and unrest, I’ve found myself moved towards the eternal, finding ways to ground myself - to claim space that cannot be controlled by the chaos around me. The two sides to this journey are home which is both security and confinement, and the woods through which I can escape. I’m starting with constructed imagery, which is then printed, mounted on wood, encased in wax (encaustics) and finished with pastels.
I recently came upon the following quote, which really echoed what I was feeling.
“In the face of all the present turmoil and unrest and unhappiness…what can a photographer, a writer, a curator do? …To make people aware of the eternal things, to show the relationship of man to nature, to make clear the importance of our heritage, is a task that no one should consider insignificant. These are days when eloquent statements are needed.”
Beaumont Newhall in a letter to Ansel Adams, 3rd May 1954