Artifacts & Incidents

I create photographs along the periphery of rural communities in the western United States - the spaces nestled between national forest lands and private property or the easement zones along county roads and greenbelts. Existing as neither private nor public, these liminal spaces simultaneously imply autonomy and lawlessness. Without a clearly defined function, these borderlands are an overlap of unruliness and regulation. They contain evidence of the disruptive character of human activity, efforts at cultivation, and the inherent wildness of an environment. Within each frame and throughout the series, the familiar and the ominous coexist. My goal is to create implied narratives of the orderly and untamable. It is through this visual investigation that I question the nature of nature and the desire to define the boundaries between the knowable and unpredictable landscape.

Elk Head, 2010

Dutch Creek, 2011

Salcha, 2011

Leiter, 2011

Talkeetna, 2011

Melamoose, 2012

Horse Mountain, 2012

Oak Openings, 2012

Coal Creek, 2011

Yankee Hill, 2012

Estacada, 2012

Branched Oak, 2012

Ucross, 2012

Susitna, 2012

Lolo Pass, 2012

Van Duzen, 2012

Cannibal Island, 2012

Aspen Alley, 2013

Grizzly Bluff, 2013

Fox Creek, 2013

Mad River, 2013

Agate Beach, 2011

Fernbridge, 2012

South Jetty, 2012

Samoa Dunes #1, 2011

Samoa Dunes #2, 2011

Centerville, 2011

Rogers Canyon, 2012

Boulevard, 2012

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