To make the series Ground, I shifted the camera’s perspective downward. I photographed traces of life (fallen Jacaranda petals) or elements (an evaporated puddle), evidence of life or existence that was eroding or had vanished. I probed the questions what remains after absence and loss; what lingers; what persists in being despite what is gone? Images of rocks serve as indices of what is no longer present and markers for remembrance.
Ground, a series of eight photographs, is part of Janelle Lynch: Barcelona (Radius Books, Fall 2013).