This photographic project began during a residency in Halsnoy, an island in Norway.
Moving through landscapes lit by a ever changing sky, Nature, itself, catches hold of me in a forest that opens like a window unto the sea. Not a sea that sparkles in the sunlight, but rather one stretching into the fog, smothering the islands like ghosts.
I wander through the day. I contemplate this nature. I breathe it. I cup fleeting emotions.
I choose trees as my protagonists and as my closest companions.
I hover between the breath of the dense, humid forest and the whisper of the waves crashing gently on rocky beaches.
It’s an interactive amalgam of photography and land art.
I photograph seascapes after incorporating branches and tree trunks that I find on the beaches.
Resetting to the vertical tree trunks polished clean by water initiates an new invented reality. In the foreground, fallen trees are positioned within a lonely, silent landscape. These are fleeting images. The water will wash them away.
The images lose their original meanings and provide the raw material for a whole new imagining, a reinvented landscape created by trees that I insert into reality.