What Remains, Disappears, or Reemerges?
- a sneak peak at my current photographic ventures
What Remains in February, 2021
The last year has been both a challenging and a revitalizing time for artists. At the beginning of the pandemic I was finishing my series Vanishing Shoreline, and beginning to exhibit this work at venues like The Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas and Photocentric here in Cleveland. Eventually, I began a new series and turned my gaze inward in an attempt to tackle big ideas about time, the relentless pressures we face, and how this intersects with the landscape and the natural world. I began this series of still life photographs using (or inspired by) objects readily available in my backyard as a way to document the here and now of a more isolated existence. The photographs feature withered remains from my garden, recreations of winter birds I could view from my window, and loaves of artificial bread, as a nod to all the breadmaking occuring on social media. Though these images are reflective and often time consuming to make, they are ultimately a response to our immediate environment. Coupled with these interior reflections are also recreations of the landscape just beyond my window, used as a means to ground the photograph firmly within the seasons. This is of course a work in progress, but it felt important to share even if it is unfinished.