Conversations With Nature

For these images, I have allowed objects from nature to fall apart and I have tried to put them back together. I can never achieve the perfection that these plants achieved alone in the natural world, but instead they take on new physical forms and communicate a message about what happens when people interfere in nature.

As I work with the stem and the seeds, and the plant seems to decide what it will and won’t do, sculptural forms are created and to me they become visual messages about the struggle for balance and health in a world increasingly stressed by human activity. As I move between the plant and the camera, and gravity and air flow add to the pressure on the plant, the sculptural forms and the messages continue to change and evolve like a conversation. Nothing is static except the photographs, which are all that remain of our precious and beautiful conversation.

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