Our lives are spent in spaces we have designed and built, both on the earth and online. Human logic and structure underlie how and what we experience, giving us a sense of power and control.
While our intellect craves order, our spirit drives us to seek the natural world, to get outside and out of our heads. We journey to open land, water, and forest to be immersed in a story we did not author. To be enveloped in natural form, sound, smell, and texture. To be surprised and renewed.
But inevitably, we return.
These photo-based images transport us deep into the forest, where we are immersed in the distinctive textures and colors of its trees, they deconstruct and reassemble surfaces, amplifying each tree’s distinctive character and bringing an abstracted forest into our ordered world. In our minds, we can run our fingers over the scars, clinging lichen, and rough bark that record their history.