It is the ephemeral quality of constant change in the natural world that interests me. I’m drawn to the wild nature of decaying flowers and leaves, which continue to evolve, past the freshness and familiarity of the bloom or bud, into other, unpredictable, often unfamiliar shapes and forms.
This duality of freshness and decay–the necessity of both, the perennial march of time and of transformation, is mimicked in the natural light and shadow that I employ in my photos. While many cultural associations of shadows are negative, the presence of light necessitates the presence of shadow. While light illuminates the details and dimensions of our world, shadows allow us to see the nuances and subtle textures of what is illuminated. As time passes, shadows quickly move through our vision–physical reminders of the impermanence and transience of our world, our lives, and our bodies.
My series is about the interaction of these evolving natural shapes and forms with the daylight in my studio. A kind of kinetic dance between the botanical and the shadow that it casts. My series explores the beauty to be found in change, in growth and decay, in shadow and in light.