Between Here and There
“Between Here and There” is a direct response to my personal relationship with loss, death and grief, an exploration of the veil and physical distance between life and death. What happens in the inbetween, between light and dark, life and death, is where we exist. Transformation and transcendence is possible only through the process of decay.
Blue is calming, it is slow and will hold us in its depths. The intrinsic, meditative nature blue allows creates a space for contemplation. “Standing in the Open Door, Facing the Void and Calling to You (Facing the Void)” is about facing the unknown and creating a relationship with it.The space that separates us from other planes of existence cannot be accessed, but it can be acknowledged and respected.
This project transforms the landscape photographs into ethereal color-scapes. When looking at photographs we trust what we see, it is proof, it is concrete but in my images I abstract the reality we are familiar with. Time heals no wounds because our perception of time is not always linear. We as human beings are transient in our nature, we are ephemeral, as are the fleeting moments we cling to in our memories.
“Blue at the farthest reaches of the places where you see for miles, the blue of distance...The color of that distance is the color of an emotion, the color of solitude and of desire, the color of there seen from here, the color of where you are not. And the color of where you can never go. This light that does not touch us, does not travel the whole distance, the light that gets lost, gives us the beauty of the world.”
— Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost