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Writing and photography are complementary forms with differing intentions. In both I create the frame, decide which elements to present and choose a perspective, energy or tone to offer. Both are about feel, about building an intimacy with place or character. Each asks the viewer to linger and be present in awareness. For me writing and photography is an exercise in stillness. It's a process of thinking about the contours, the white space, the unspoken, the just out of view. For me both mediums seek emotional truth, move toward the unique, and become a tool for community dialogue and resiliency.

courtesy of SOMA Arts

courtesy of SOMA Arts

 

In writing I am curious about intersections. The ways bodies are seen and read, move with, respond to, and transfer our experience. Our bodies are maps and markers. Sometimes making visible or invisible our identities and relationship to power or privilege. I am interested in inhabiting questions of complexity. I want to move toward uncomfortable edges where I consider inheritance, voice, and positioning. I want readers to grapple with assumptions about family, ability, identity, witness, and performance. 

 

Through photography my aim is to a deepen connection with and accountability to landscape. I am a guest in this place, I have made an agreement with the hills, the oak trees, the earthquakes, the crashing tides to watch and listen. The narrative of nature is one of color, movement, light, and sound. We realign ourselves with the larger constellations, the rhythm of days and seasons and migrations.