Sensing Currents

There is something mysterious about the ways sunlight affects the senses of humans and plants, how leaves and branches instinctively turn sunward or how humans react to the emotional light of a day’s beginning or end. It is fascinating to imagine what plants and trees might experience as their sense organs record this information. What does a plant sense with the first rays of light in the morning or the last at night? What does touch feel like to a plant? What does rain, wind or even thunder feel like? And, what kinds of discourses do these organisms have with one another regarding these experiences? Contemplating the answers to these questions guided the image making for this series. Using Fujifilm Fujichrome Provia 100 transparencies and playing with the expressive focusing capabilities of an analog 4x5 view camera, I showed the landscape in abstract and intense ways. Images were intended to turn minds and eyes inward to isolated in-focus areas of detail and to particular expressions of plant consciousness. This project was photographed during mornings and late afternoons in Governor’s Park, Tallahassee, Florida 2016.
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Sensing Currents

There is something magical about the ways sunlight effects the senses of humans and plants; how leaves and branches instinctively turn sunward or Read More
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