As the poet Ocean Vuong states “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous”. This series, “Touching Earth” explores the holistic and harmonious relationship between human beings and the natural world. In a time when technology threatens to devour our connection to Mother Earth, this series is a conversation, a dance, if you will, that realigns our entwined interconnectedness.
The photographs alone create a dreamy, soft symbioses between (wo)man and nature. The addition of wax and oil paint when I apply encaustic adds another tactile layer that further fuses this intertwining relationship.
For me this work unearths a deeply rooted knowing, one where our authentic uninhibited selves exist freely in nature.