The investigation of the grandeur in photographic truth over the romanticized nostalgia of a sense of place has been an on-going conversation when addressing the history of the American West. I make photographs using four equally sized rocks, a light source, and a camera. Through the limiation of material, I've begun to explore the romantic sublime world of abstract landscapes. What is being seen becomes an illusion by shifting the scale of the natural world to play with perception.
My work addresses the duality of the finite within the infinite by challenging the conventions of landscape imagery through abstraction. With the tradtion of making landscape photographs to create a new perspective that mimics yet challenges the reality of what is being seen. The process of viewing an unknown landscape can become a chance to explore, to experience puzzlement and question it's existence, a fictional reality.