Forest series > Forest Silhouette

Born and raised in Miami, I became really intimately aware of my natural surroundings. I can spot a gumbo-limbo or an anhinga without hesitation. But South Florida is a pretty weird place compared to any other natural environment. I had the opportunity to travel on a sponsored residency to Argentina, then to Puerto Rico, lived in rural South Carolina for a few years and now find myself in Houston.

I noticed differences and similarities in all these spaces. I felt compelled to document them, but not simply to record their likenesses -- which isn't as honest, nor as fun. After looking at the images, I take an X-acto knife to them, hacking away at all the negative space removing parts of the image while also created new ones and allowing for an interplay between the image and the shadows the final works cast.