We All Dream
We All Dream is a project I began in the winter of 2015 at an Artist Residency in Summer Lake, Oregon. There was a power outage as a result of 60 mile an hour winds on the evening of February 6th, 2015. The winds caused a truck to blow off the one lane road in the neighboring town of Paisley and took out 5 power lines. We were without electricity for a total of twelve hours and during that time all of the artists and writers, there were twelve of us, staying at the residency emerged from our studios and merged at the Commons, the meeting place in the compound. There was a generator which gave us enough power to brew a pot of coffee and kept the food in the refrigerator cold. That day we all bonded with one another over stories of love and loss.
Using the power outage as a metaphor for loss this project is, in part, a recreation of some of the striking vignettes that happened throughout the course of those 12 hours. The other part of this project heavily involves the quiet force of nature and the idea that place and these forces of nature shape interior landscapes as well as exterior ones. I'm interested in weaving together these seemingly opposite experiences and making a kind of story, one that we are aleady always participating in. My challenge in making photographic works is to capture that ellusive something outside the frame, thereby adding texture and tone to the series.