These are about us, our connections; visual stories of our participation, each with each other. Change is terrifying, unexpected. We lose our loved ones, we lose our security. We crawl into the cool wet cave of loneliness; we wait for fear to pass. We wait to survive change. What has happened? What is now?
We can force our eyes open to see the sunlight dance on glittering leaves, wet from the night before. We hear small birds having breakfast, calling friends to share the bounty of seeds they have found in the grass. We can feel the ocean around us, gloriously joyous, powerful, constant. The small white clouds against a sky that stretches to forever.
We can remember our part, grateful to feel deeply. We feel the love as well as pain, the joy as well as fear. We feel the fire as well as the chill of change. We stretch into its new clothes and we become more.
Being in the present moment seemed to be the only safe place during this time of upheaval and change. Grateful for this focus, I found a way to dive into a deeper and at the same time, a wider place with my work. Using intimate portraits from my trove of past work, I added the dimension of nature. I introduced the emotion of the ocean, of skies, and the earth to captured moments of personal stories, creating larger conversations. Holding more of life in a single frame, can we keep our balance? Can we see life without tripping into it?