Liquid Sky Series
Liquid Sky is a photographic series of reflections in water. It attempts to convey the idea of impermanence, metaphorically, through Landscape Photography. In 2005, I became the primary caregiver to both my elderly parents. Through this transition in our lives, I have become aware of the positive and negative changes that come with the process of aging. I am using this experience to create a body of work that speaks to the Doctrine of Impermanence. Life embodies change through the process of aging, the cycle of birth and rebirth, and in every loss that we experience. Due to the impermanent nature of all things, having attachments to them is futile and only leads to pain and suffering. Reflections in water, like the landscape, are constantly in flux and never remain the same for very long. I feel that the intangible nature of the landscape and its reflection is my honest and direct response to conveying this idea of impermanence.
The series represents a combination of Digital and Alternative Processes Photography. In this series I am working from a traditional straight photographic shooting method. The formal content of the images in this series are exactly the same as when I shot them through the camera lens. The final images consist of combining the straight photographs with emulsion transfers of the same scene.