In my photography blackness references the void. It is the surface of possibility from which all emerges and by which all is destroyed. Thinking of the foundational elements of phos-graphĂȘ, I burned lodgepole pine cones onto silver gelatin paper to better understand their catastrophic change. I then took 30 of these images and made an inverted wall of universes exploding into parallel being, each its own ground for an alternate reality coexisting alongside ours.

[Related project: Memento Vivere]

this cosmology is mine, nature is not yours you cannot use it against me
pine cones burned on silver gelatin paper
unique photograms
16" x 20"
(set of 52)