We all operate under an idea of personhood, an idea that we are unique individuals, with stories to tell. However this clashes violently against the reality of a world of billions of other humans operating under the same idea, treating others as disposable in the pursuit of their individual goals, making human life cheap and disposable. Pulling back further we find a universe that cares nothing of our existence, and where we are nothing more than simple puppets pulled along by instinct in a world not made for us. My series Void Geography steps back from the specific topics of misogyny and violence underscored in my previous works, to ask a more basic question about the nature of human misery. I view it as a natural evolution. By looking at humans as creatures whose advanced consciousness has separated from the very nature that spawned them, I have begun to make sense of the world I have bore witness to both professionally and personally.
Pastoral Scenes of the Unknowable, done in collaboration with performance artist Jenna Kline, is an exploration of the human being as a creature separated from nature, in a world indifferent to its trifling existence. Taking the form of a series of documentary photos of a strange unwelcoming world, stumbled upon by the photographer, this series depicts the human body simultaneously as the festering flora, fauna, and even the very ground of a hostile, impenetrable, landscape.