These fractal, fractured images of digitally manipulated trees are a study of the figure-ground relationship between the branches, leaves, and trunks against the sky. Made entirely in my iPhone, I assemble these elements in Instagram to transform the trees into new forms that are fantastical, magical, macabre, sensual and slightly ominous.
In The Poetics of Space, French philosopher Gaston Bachelard writes about the artist’s relationship to place and its influence on the creative process. Place as a metaphor for self has been a focal point for my work over the years and this recent body of work continues this investigation. Each image is a reflection of a specific time, a specific place, and the emotional resonance I experienced at the time I took the photo. Fear, death, isolation, release and rebirth are common themes played out in my work.
Here are a few examples from her "Nightmare & Dreams" series: