“Wait-a-While” is named for a vine integral to the Daintree Rainforest, in Queensland Australia, where this body of work was made. This plant acts to stitch the forest together, and can seem aggressive to visitors, ensnaring them with its sharp, hooked spines. When caught in this vine, one must stop, and wait a while in order to unentangle themselves. “Wait-a-While” also refers to my slow process while making photographs, and the time spent in post-production. Finally, it names the experience I hope a viewer may have in front of the work - that one may pause, wait, and see what emerges.
This work made with generous support from the Stuart Abelson Fellowship.