Sliding through planes / Folded In-Between dimensions 2017

Sliding through planes / Folded In-Between dimensions
2017

Un/Familiar Un/Known Landscapes

Annually, for the past several years, I have made it a point to do a road trip to an area in the United States that I have never experienced. Most recently, I completed a trip through the northern plains of the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming. Last year, I went to explore the entirety of California, from Los Angeles to Death Valley to the Bay Area, then back to LA. Before that, I drove around Arizona, Utah and Nevada. I am just now, while I am in Galveston, starting to delve into the photos I have been taking of the recent American landscape. I am very interested in what these places mean in terms of a current American psyche, but also for myself as a queer entity traveling through them in this specific time. These landscapes are as foreign to me physically as they are to psychically, as alien as a literal other world, even as an American who has had the persona of these lands fitted to me like a dancing tights - like, I should say, most other (perhaps white) Americans. I wish to use the landscape to dive into the foggy earth of consciousness, as a familiar yet foreign experience to explore how our environments shape who we are on a psychic level. This is especially of importance in 2017 as the changes happening in the U.S. are so divisive. While progress goes in and out like a social tide pulled by the gravity political reality stars, the landscape remains as an ideological mass that defines & defies the nostalgia of what America used to be - and perhaps what it could be still if we stop destroying it. 

Down the line, weaving between the shear curtains that divide this universe from the next Silver Gelatin Print 2017

Down the line, weaving between the shear curtains that divide this universe from the next
Silver Gelatin Print
2017

Arrivals Site Duration Documentation Silver Gelatin Print 2017

Arrivals
Site Duration Documentation
Silver Gelatin Print
2017

Fire in the Sky Site Duration Documentation Silver Gelatin Print 2017

Fire in the Sky
Site Duration Documentation
Silver Gelatin Print
2017

Exploring + Navigating Alien Landscapes Site Duration Documentation Silver Gelatin Print 2017

Exploring + Navigating Alien Landscapes
Site Duration Documentation
Silver Gelatin Print
2017

Traversing Terrains of scars + rivers, snakes + grain, mounds + plains (2) Site Duration Documentation Silver Gelatin Print 2017

Traversing Terrains of scars + rivers, snakes + grain, mounds + plains (2)
Site Duration Documentation
Silver Gelatin Print
2017

The veil is thin Color Digital Print of 120mm Film 2017

The veil is thin
Color Digital Print of 120mm Film
2017

Disorienting Memory Site Duration Documentation Silver Gelatin Print 2017

Disorienting Memory
Site Duration Documentation
Silver Gelatin Print
2017

InSide & Out / InBetween Tombs of Time / Forward & Back Site Duration Documentation Silver Gelatin Print 2017

InSide & Out / InBetween Tombs of Time / Forward & Back
Site Duration Documentation
Silver Gelatin Print
2017

Out of Body Dreamscape Site Duration Documentation Silver Gelatin Print 2017

Out of Body Dreamscape
Site Duration Documentation
Silver Gelatin Print
2017