Boundaries evolving beyond
"Boundaries Evolving Beyond" emerges from personal experiences sparked by the profound losses I endured in 2021—the passing of my father and cousin. These losses set me on a path of introspection and healing, allowing me to discover solace and renewed purpose amidst my grief.
At its core, this project delves into exploring human existence within the vast cosmos. It serves as a visual metaphor, capturing the sense of insignificance we often feel when contemplating the universe's grandeur. By distorting familiar landscapes, I aim to convey the importance of embracing new perspectives and rekindling our connection with the land.
The choice of an 8x10 film camera introduced a systematic process that fostered a relationship with the land and time. Inverting the resulting images was not arbitrary but deeply tied to my recurring dreams during my time of grief. Within these dreams, the boundaries of reality blurred, revealing the need to transmute these visions into tangible art—a process reigniting my sense of purpose.
While taking photos, I assumed the role of an "Outlander" in our world, infusing the process with new excitement. My mission was to capture our land in a way that would be unfamiliar and yet calculated and documented. This is a perspective one would have if asked to photograph a foreign planet like Mars. This would embrace the transient nature of existence and find solace in life's ever-shifting tides.
While this journey continues. "Boundaries Evolving Beyond" reminds us that within impermanence, we discover the extraordinary within the ordinary, fostering a profound appreciation for fleeting moments that shape our lives.