In the collection This Land Is Your Land, I am continuing to explore the idea of place. As in the past, much of the work involves water, a subject I have always been drawn to. Though much of my past work deals with experiences of a specific place, in contrast, the places in this work are less important than what the place itself represents. These images have been motivated by the complicated and complex way we interact with, and manage the world around us. We restrict it, seek solace in it, revere it, commoditize it, and participate in the natural world in varied and complex ways. These photographs explore some of the complex relationships we have with the natural world. For me this is an open-ended project. I am not offering a commentary, but rather acknowledging the complicated relationship we have with the world around us. I see this initial work as the beginning of what will likely be a very long exploration. 

Excerpt from Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land”:

“As I was walkin'  -  I saw a sign there
And that sign said - no tress passin'
But on the other side  .... it didn't say nothin!
Now that side was made for you and me!”

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