And then, the dust
is a photographic series developed in my studio and in Death Valley, California. The horizonless landscapes of Death Valley show formations of rock fractured by shadows. The photographs depict a crater, a sulfur mine, and a cinder field composed of infinite small masses of stones. The interior photographs portray plaster forms on graph paper creating specimens from a landscape that doesn’t exist. Imposing a grid on the built landscape, my use of graph paper references cartography, geometry and architectural drawings.
In And then, the dust, I photograph the construction of a metaphorical landscape exploring the potential of constructed and natural terrains through abstracted forms.