I don’t know that I ever made a conscious decision to work through ritual but it has always felt like a natural way to work. To be honest some of my more ritual practices are tied up concepts but others are more like practice, which is really more a way of creating a framework to sustain work. Either way, sustained practice or intellectual rituals provide a natural way for me to gain a better understanding of what I am working with or thinking about.
I make many different types of work. The two bodies that I am currently focused on, both in one way or another, celebrate the loss of control. This is most apparent in the gunpowder work where I am making explosions on photographic material.
At the same time, the images from the series Instar, appear to be the most controlled because they employ the language of large format landscape photography, but the images are of phenomena that are a part of a continuum of experience that remain a mystery to me. I suppose the only thing I want to control is my medium so I can obliterate it and allow it to become something new.