In Borrowed Carbon
Whorls of Prophecies
The aim of In Borrowed Carbon is to draw attention to nature's innate and archetypal cycles – the rhythms that write the revolutions of all things alive on this planet.
Modern life's demands for commercial efficiency brings an obsession with time; a fixation with the finite. Our emphasis on urgency has made us think in terms of lifespans over life cycles.
For the sake of efficiency, we tend to see products, political regimes, cultural movements, ideas and lives as singular arcs, each bookended by birth and death.
But through the perspective of natural cycles, we can become aware that a lifetime can be part of a spiralling trajectory – one that can split into inexplicable tangents.
Beyond our obsessions with end-products and deadlines, there are seasonal patterns that show how forests embrace death as nourishment for further growth. There are sequences that reveal how forests need distant deserts to survive.
The images of In Borrowed Carbon are void of humans and the sense of time that they bring to scenes.
The ambiguity and intrigue of a world that isn't governed by human time is furthered by techniques of abstraction in the making of these prints.
This is done through an array of analogue photographs, double exposure images and alternative printing methods that require intuitive brushstrokes of photosensitive emulsions.
Through blending the storytelling medium of photography with these evocative abstraction practices, In Borrowed Carbon furthers the mystique of our fragmented understanding and partial acceptance of nature’s cycles.
Delta Part 2
All In One Forest
Delta Part 4
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Threads of the Sprawl
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