Auroral

2017

“I have to surrender myself to what encircles me, I have to merge with my clouds and rocks in order to be what I am.” – Caspar David Friedrich

Utilising the unpredictable, and innately serendipitous method of double exposure on film, this work considers the sublime relationship between humanity and nature as a spiritual experience. The images exist in a liminal space between landscape and portraiture. As they become enmeshed into one, the physical process of image-making draws a parallel to the desires of the figures that are separate from the landscape but long to be a part of it. They are at once distinct and yet undeniably the same. It is revealing the beauty of reaching for the idea of the divine as it is manifested all around us, one that is found in observing nature in solitude and awe.