I use the camera as a tool that isolates experience from representation, its image unable to hold more than a semblance, or a glimmer. In recording my response throughout the home, studio and landscape, these residual fragments are all that remain. My process combines a documentary approach with direct intervention and simple fabrication. Constructed scenarios are presented alongside seemingly ordinary views, calling the authenticity of both into question. Isolated instants join together, transformed into discrete events that are both particular and transitory, with each slivered frame adding to the collective image of what once was, and what no longer is. Stressing the fragmentary nature of perceptual response, sequential and composite photographic images are situated against digital video streams that depict similar or identical subject matter as imperfectly contiguous. This structure purposefully unravels the act of presentation, emphasizing the common yet incongruous nature of these media - and by extension, our struggle to orient ourselves within a social and environmental space that is rapidly transforming.
Unable to seize either instance or moment, I contrast the presumed stability of stands of trees; ground and sky; plastered walls, polished floors and tabletops with the subtle yet incessant fluctuation of atmospheric and material environment – clouds and mist surrounding rolling hills and mountain peaks; suspended twigs, weeds and leaves; undulating folds of fabric, screen or foil; sunlit collections of dust, dew and debris. At once banal and metaphoric, these elements share a type of impermanence, briefly capable of producing a unique situation within the space of their reflection. This earthly presence is distinct from the seemingly stable, reproducible image - one that persists, suggesting that all matter is sound enough to endure the world's relentless shifts, however benign or catastrophic.
2014 to Present