“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. “
- Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Hamlet to Horatio
Driving totally alone in the predawn through the vast wilderness that claims eastern Utah, I came around a bend, on a rather rough two track road, trying to keep my car from bouncing off potholes and my eyes glued on the road in front of me. I looked to straighten my trajectory after the curve to see the beginnings of dawn breaking. Stretched out before me were looming massive red rocks, the Colorado River, and the sun just breaking the horizon line. It was not light, nor was it dark, and a deer was swimming from one side of the river to the other.
I couldn't breathe for the beauty
The pieces from this series, come from a point of idealism and a sense of the ongoing creativity in abstraction of images from our environment : earth, sea, sky. Without a horizon line and with no physical reference to landscape they are a deliberate attempt to emulate the “feeling of awe and wonder” we experience when faced with our natural world. They are the bridge between heaven, earth and us, hoping to reveal a direct relationship and alignment between oneself, one’s society and nature; each constantly struggling for transformation.