My artwork is an exploration of the synthesis of photography and archaeology, expressed as both real and imagined representations of place. I believe there are places that exist in a liminal state between the real and the imagined - where human and natural environments blend, and time ebbs & flows without order. This work represents years of exploration as an archaeologist and photographer of cultural places. I believe that cultural places hold emotions and memories, and it has been my experience that if you look and listen carefully, you can see, hear, and feel them. We know that all things absorb and reflect light throughout their lifetime, and the energy of light affects and informs all matter. Through photography I explore the layers of substance, texture, and tone of these "in-between" places. I perceive these places as portals that are covered in a veil, and if peeled away, you can see what is, what was, and what might be. By conducting this archaeology of light, these veiled places are shown to be subtle and frail, with decay and rebirth all around.
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