Fractured Landscapes

Fractured Landscapes

I cut photographs along precise, geometric lines, inspired by both natural and industrial forms.  The resulting image fragments are re-combined into imagined landscapes. I begin by collecting photographic impressions from my daily life.  I use this library of textures and images as source material for a process that starts with the computer, moves to the darkroom, and ends with a straight edge and blade.  By assuming the single image represents a fractured view of a given space, my work amplifies the resulting cracks and questions the apparent simplicity of the world as it appears.  The prismatic patterns and familiar geometry are drawn from my own experience of seeing, associating, and remembering.