This is a series of both landscapes and still life images — creating a conversation about loss, time, perseverance, and the soul-searching that we all do when big change is required in our lives. For anything to grow, it must be buried in the darkness.
This is where my series began… seeds scattered underneath a crocheted tablecloth on my kitchen table. I knew it meant something to me, but I struggled to put words to what I was doing, mainly because I was in the midst of the conversation. It wasn’t until a trip to Colorado, and seeing the tree-covered mountains, that I saw the connection and transformation.
Growth is never done alone, but in many ways, it’s necessary to let it start in the shadows of your heart, in the dark, and in the private spaces we keep. It’s important not to fear these spaces. It’s part of the process, and ultimately, the only way to scale the mountains.