We are bound by the covenant of reciprocity: plant breath for animal breath, winter and summer, predator and prey, grass and fire, night and day, living and dying. Water knows this, clouds know this. Soul and rocks know that they are dancing in a continuous giveaway of making, unmaking and making again the earth. ...The moral covenant of reciprocity calls us to honor our responsibilities for all we have been given, for all that we have taken.
Robin Wall Kimmerer- Braiding Sweetgrass
The photo-manipulations of 12 Seasons are created from a time and place very specific and personal to me, yet present a generalized look at the minutia of the constant evolution of the seasons. I live on and share a patchwork of roughly 200 forested acres of land which is the inspiration behind this body of work. The pieces from 12 Seasons have been created in direct response to living closely with the wilderness. At a time of unprecedented shifts in the delicate balance of our environment, I have been working to more fully understand the responsibility of becoming a steward of this parcel of wilderness. It is important to me to observe the ecological subtleties closely, and to deeply consider the ongoing state of seasonal change that comes from living in this ecosystem. These works present the interconnected elegance and range of these passing moments as a witness to something spectacular and incalculably valuable occurring every day.