In Drifted away, I explore memories and bring them to life through the portraits of people, who lost a relative, endured extreme hardship in Dominica in consequence of hurricane Maria and tropical storm Erika. The most recent natural hazards, that turned into disasters.
It is a multilayered work, that aspires to combine personal and cultural history with ethnobotany. A pursuit to tell a story of loss in a healing way and preserve memories in their fragile forms.
While the premises of domination of nature is spread by Western culture reaches all corners of our planet, Drifted away attempts to portray a cultural landscape that bears strong feelings of belonging and confidence in nature; where daily human life is dependent on the immediate natural surroundings; and where nature is considered both a threat to life and a key to recovery in the wake of disaster.