Suspended Disbelief

My daily walks become encounters in an outdoor museum through which I reimagine the familiar. Shrubberies take on shapes that require us to suspend our disbelief in how they grow. They are recorded moments of small wonders that we often overlook. The initial intent of this project was to photograph nature so as to erase any sense of scale. By framing the upper edges of a shrub, removed from its context save for the sky, no reference of dimension remained. But as I worked with the images, I recognized a further refinement. I paired images to create entirely new forms. What initially appeared to be objects and their reflections offered a paradox which could only exist in the image itself, some of them simply floating in space. The familiar and ordinary worlds had now been reinvented to demand a suspension of disbelief from its viewers.