Jenga, archival digital print from the series Frontiers in collaboration with Luther Thie
New Frontier and Private Property, archival digital prints from Frontiers with Luther Thie. A selection images depicting Merced and Malibu, two distinct communities in California, one reeling from the miscalculations of market speculation, the other struggling with the effects of climate change-read a little more about this series ‘here‘
Cultural fluidity today is taken for granted; we are steeped in the flotsam and jetsam of the “global village” and however manifested, these adaptations are part of an evolution in our thought and daily life. Besides exploring the melding and appropriation of the surface trappings of “exotic” cultures or religions these images celebrate unexpected manifestations of the divine in everyday life and situations. The photos are inspired in part by the discovery of Prada yoga mats, the numerous social implications thereof, and a quote from 9th centaury Buddhist monk Lin Chi “You meet the Buddha on the road, kill him.”This series depicts people in everyday situations and natural surroundings that “coincidentally” mimic iconic Buddhist poses.