(current works)
My work is rooted in a deep fascination and reverence for the natural world. I intend for my photographs to reflect and evoke an intimate, immersive encounter with nature. Might photography simultaneously represent a desire to connect with the natural world, while also reflecting a fundamental, and structural disconnect? My practice explores the edges of this idea, and teeters on a line between allowing the viewer to feel invited to enter natural spaces, and presenting a visual barrier.Although I believe that photography, as act and object, may lead to feelings of disconnection and distancing from the natural world, I ultimately see my work as an invitation, not a criticism.
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jessica sladek