PLACES IN-BETWEEN

“Places In-between” is an exploration of places that seem to exist in a liminal state between different realities. They are places where human and natural environments blend, and are constantly in flux. The work is an extension of my studies as archaeologist and photographer. I’ve always considered myself an explorer, both scientifically and spiritually. I believe in the laws of science, but also in the persistence of spirit. This applies to all living things and the places they inhabit. I believe they exist alongside of us all the time, but we are taught to tune them out. Places hold emotions and memories, and it's been my experience that if you look and listen carefully and quietly, you can see, hear, and feel them. While in the real world, the colors, tones, contrasts, and textures appear normal to the casual viewer. But if you look closely, you can see layers of hidden texture, color, and tone. I perceive these places in-between, as being covered in a veil that allows those who are aware to see not only what is, but what was, and what might be. Time and space are trivial and unreal in this place - there is no linear movement, it just ebbs and flows. Colors are both vibrant and frail, with decay and rebirth all around. Breaking through the veil, it becomes apparent that spirits inhabit these places.