C U M U L U S
Impermanence is something that has been on my mind a lot lately. If you’ve followed my work, you know every fall I wax poetic about the fleeting moments of fall color. But lately, life seems fleeting year-round. The world is an increasingly uncertain place, and every day we’re not sure what else is going to change. In my efforts to make art throughout the pandemic, I turned my eyes to the skies. What subject matter is always there, will always be there, and can be photographed any time of day, yet change every second? I have been sitting on this body of work for two years now, gradually adding to it over time, yet not knowing when I should release it out into the world. My dog, my best friend, suddenly left us this spring, and that really hammered home the fact that nothing lasts forever. It feels right to say, “now is the time.” Images of objects that are constantly around us, yet they are never exactly the same for more than a second. CUMULUS explores the idea of taking something incredibly commonplace, extracting it from its context, and freezing that moment in time. It is a study in simplicity, repetition, color, and form. It is the sky that is always above us, seen in a new light.