The botanical realm: a place of transience, the ephemeral, revelations. I return to it over and over again, compulsory explorations of root, leaf, stem. The gesture of a leaf turning over, the act of dying, blooming. The cycle becoming all encompassed within the lens, captured, transformed into something more and less than what it began as. I construct womb-like landscapes from the smallest detail of the botanical, building whole worlds from the sliver of a plant leaf, from the dirt clinging to a root. Each photographic image seeking to transcend the base botanical into something more, fragility and intentionality circling one another, never confident which will prevail. The ephemeral moment paused, manipulated, given rebirth.
These works are formally realized as large-format archival inkjet prints ranging in size from 25" x 25" to 60" x 25"