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 and 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 a interplay between the image and the shadows the final works cast.