Dark Wood

The series Dark Wood is about how I interact visually and emotionally with the landscape of the Pacific Northwest and how it can make me feel empowered and insignificant in just a single glance. I have a simultaneous respect, wonder and fear for this landscape and it is an attempt to create images that convey the psychological space between my real and imagined fear. This closer examination of the sublime and beauty in nature led me to be influenced by the writings of Edmund Burke and Immanuel Kant as well as the paintings of J.M.W. Turner and Caspar David Friedrich who were also influenced by Kant and Burke’s writings.

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