The flower and the bloom
My experience of being in the landscape in Maine was an overwhelming, energizing, mysterious one; it was also one that didn’t easily resolve into classical beauty or into a particular feeling. The light, textures, density, and history of the grasses, mosses, plants and trees created an experience that was perceptual and sensual as well as formal and rational.
The photographs I made there reflect that structure and openness and move back and forth between the feeling and the rational. The project is titled The Flower and the Bloom referencing a landscape that at once IS and IS BECOMING, and like all living things, is in flow.
In several instances, the photographs want to be paired. The resonance between the two creates a new meaning that reflects the experience I had in the Maine landscape.