This ongoing series explores metaphors of connection and transformation within the environment of my own backyard as I attempt to transform the land into something more sustainable. It is a diary of my thoughts about issues facing the environment on a larger scale, but from a more tangible and intimate perspective of my own microcosm. Ideas of manipulation and chance, beauty and ugliness, and desire and destruction all come into play - all while being very aware of the connection between my impact on this space and its impact on me.
My garden is a place where altered landscape creates a longing for connection and sanctuary. Yet a sense of wonder remains. It is a process dependent on light, water, and alchemy - as is the process to create the initial images. As I work with the earth and the images, it reminds me of the power of being present in the moment and the ephemerality of these instances.