#19

Phenomenology has played a transformative role in the direction of my works. I am interested in first-person perspectives and the way things appear in our experience. I have been working towards embodying a certain consciousness in my photographs. But it felt incomplete to show the books plainly as they were. There needed to be an environment within which they could exist that was both phenomenological and romantic. I am experimenting with wire and fabric to form a delicate installation that still retains some mystery/ambiguousness. A form of containment for the books to live in, that is both open and closed at the same time. The covers of the books are adorned with things I collected along the journeys the books document - a leaf, a dead bee, some hair, my blood. A sensitivity has begun to build. 

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