Wildland Calligraphy, Documenting Watershed Signatures
While iconic landscapes command attention – impressive glacial peaks, rivers of ice, some calving into picturesque fiords -- my eye engages intimate geographies, often as close as arm’s length. Originating in the boreal forest of Interior Alaska, these images feature morphology and processes that are seldom seen, yet part of the web that supports the whole.
My visual interests coincide in the passage of ice and water on the landscape. The seasonal round of freeze and thaw, differentials in stream flow and rainfall evolve forms, patterns and textures. Significant for their fractal origins and often ambiguous character, the images expand sense of place to intimacy. My aim is to create photographs that convey a fragile otherness, aesthetic perspectives that reset impressions of the natural world.