My most recent works are cyanotypes I did while on a residency at the Studios of Key West. I was there just after hurricane Irma and this work is in response. I walked the beaches and went to the nature preserves collecting debris. The preservationists described the importance of this clearing out of dead during these huge storms and the strong regrowth afterward, not unlike the prairie burn in the Midwest.
The other cyanotypes are from Bainbridge Island’s Bloedel Reserve where I was in residence for the month of September. I was there to study the light in the understory and shinrin-yoku or forest therapy. The images are taken in the understory of this temperate rainforest, a very different light and atmosphere from the brighter images from the tropical island of the keys.