This photograph speaks to passage and time. Connection with another time and place and the journeying towards a new one.
Horizontal lines are commonplace to the Island…the sand meets the ocean, the ocean meets the sky. I was making pictures and pulled into Eastville Beach. Right away I noticed these barren branches sort of breaking up the view. This scene had that same evenness that I was so accustomed to but was then interrupted by these layered elements, a barrier of sorts. In this particular series of work, I was really seeking that sense of space and openness which can sometimes be difficult to find living on an island. In once sense, this image represents the feeling of vastness that being surrounded by ocean can bring while at the same time recognizing the boundaries that it can create.
This series of images taken on the Island were mostly about seeking space. I have always been drawn to birds who have the freedom and the expansiveness of the sky. Seeing these birds in flight I felt my own longing for that kind of flight and freedom.