The Language of Bark
I experiment with exposures to explore how perception and perspective articulate. Such landscape designs allow viewers to ponder how objective reality can be perceived in multiple ways. The ambiguities in interpreting some imagery can engage a viewer’s mindset and show the power of the abstract. Many of my photos utilize or evoke water—what can be seen beneath, above, and through this common yet mysterious medium. The fascination of water arises from its ability to change shape and color, to reveal and conceal, and to move with great power yet remain elusive to the grasp. Here, the isolation of details of birch bark scraps, afloat in a lake, create a quilt of color pleasing in itself and interesting for the natural processes it suggests.