Natural Setting

By documenting my immediate world I am creating visual metaphors for common themes of life and the experiences we all share. Most recently, I have been exploring themes and tropes of midwestern towns, and its communities. In my images, I try to invite the viewer to tap into their own life experiences – to see parts of themselves, their lives, and compare my images to their own memories, and create a feeling of commonality.

Natural Setting Series – Constructions of people and place touch on the surreal tension created between humans and our reconstructed ‘nature’. Likewise, other images highlight the ironic use of fabricated natural objects placed within a natural setting. These different scenes in the Natural Setting series explore the same question – why do we feel compelled to re-create natural environments and how do we interact with them?

 

Natural Setting
Natural Setting – Buck
Natural Setting, Adams Residence
Natural Setting, Adams Residence
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Night Crew
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Glare
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Morning Shadows
Natural Setting, Adams Residence, 2015
Natural Setting, Adams Residence
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Redirection
Natural Setting
Natural Setting – Fresh Eggs
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Natural Setting – Broadway Street, Greenfield, Indiana, 2017
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