Within the Walls looks at the way in which nature is collected and represented within the domestic space. The images employ a quiet and introspective gaze, carefully observing the measure of containment and control over nature in these environments. As the home expanded from a simple shelter to escape the elements, into a farther removed, more complex and personalized space, we continuously found methods to stay connected to nature.
By using my own imagery and text curated from travel postcards, I explore this connection, as well as the relationship between written and visual language. Both the images and text pieces evoke a sense of longing while at the same time offering glimpses—either conjured by words, or revealed photographically—of relief and comfort. The integration of these text vignettes with the photographs allows for a deeper consideration of our relationship, both to the spaces we inhabit and the spaces for which we long.