Some Things I Can’t Explain
Beauty anchors us to our humanity; it acts as the balance between reality and fantasy. I make photographs as an inquiry into the existential questions of reality, identity, and the beliefs put in place by the individual. Our experience of the world is not static; it is a compilation of layers. As we mature, transforming over time, we become ridged, but never finite. While examining significant transitions where one passes from the known to the unknown, individuals describe the sensation of floating, being disconnected from their reality.
My work contrasts this daedalean journey with figurative floating silk photographs, the subject disconnected from the ground signifying their transforming reality. The photographs dwarf the viewer, recreating a singular struggle with our emotions — an experience we all share.