Over the Summer of 2018, I photographed 43 rolls of film throughout several backpacking trips, a road trip that carved a circle through Colorado, and miscellaneous human places in which I discovered symbols of nature.
I waited to develop the film for three months. My intention was to help parse out conceptual distinctions (if there were any) between humans and nature.
What I discovered was fragmentation, distortion, alienation, and a barrage of signs in the social world that represent nature in simulacra but exclude it in true form. When I was more immersed in nature I couldn’t help but notice feelings of wholeness.
This project was aided by the Miller Arts Scholars Rising 3rd Year Grant that I was awarded in May of 2018.