The images in this series reveal details of daily life as the subtext of a metanarrative. I explore the natural and human-built environments to expose the sometimes hidden traces of existence.
Part documentary and part poetry, I point my camera where life carries me. My sustained interest in shooting trees and structures against a limitless blue sky operates as a metaphor for freedom and a relief from the clutter of quotidian circumstances. I use the camera to take a deep breath. My photographs of everyday objects and environments are distilled to their essential shapes and colors.
The crowns of trees and tops of buildings begin to float, evoking an island-in-the-sky image. By mirroring the image along a faux horizontal axis, the photograph takes on a surreal and meditative quality, designed to engage the viewer in a dream-like experience.