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    The Other Side        Culmination of a year's journey from Antarctica to the Arctic, a journey with the goal of understanding the places that are often simply thought of as being beyond the borders of what the United States colloquially calls 'America’.

The Other Side

 

Culmination of a year's journey from Antarctica to the Arctic, a journey with the goal of understanding the places that are often simply thought of as being beyond the borders of what the United States colloquially calls 'America’.

    Adrift        Polar comparison of Antarctic icebergs and empty Iñupiat Eskimo hunting huts, whose shapes and volumes echo one another, offering a commentary on the parallel effects of global climate change at opposite ends of the Earth.

Adrift

 

Polar comparison of Antarctic icebergs and empty Iñupiat Eskimo hunting huts, whose shapes and volumes echo one another, offering a commentary on the parallel effects of global climate change at opposite ends of the Earth.

    Fathom Line        A consistent horizon line is as a visual metaphor for interconnectivity, a reference to sea level, and a way to challenge our perceptions of the oceans as static entities rather than interdependent climatic engines.

Fathom Line

 

A consistent horizon line is as a visual metaphor for interconnectivity, a reference to sea level, and a way to challenge our perceptions of the oceans as static entities rather than interdependent climatic engines.

 
    Towards the Reborn Sun        A typology of the ancient Aymara funeral towers originally built for nobles and their families. Found across the Altiplano in Peru and Bolivia, all of the chullpas have small openings facing east, towards the rising sun.

Towards the Reborn Sun

 

A typology of the ancient Aymara funeral towers originally built for nobles and their families. Found across the Altiplano in Peru and Bolivia, all of the chullpas have small openings facing east, towards the rising sun.

   The Other in Me       Due to the geographic fluidity, being neither here nor there, many of us suffer from confusion about our cultural roots. While in a state of "in-betweeness" we search for a real connection to a place and definition of our identity.

The Other in Me

 

Due to the geographic fluidity, being neither here nor there, many of us suffer from confusion about our cultural roots. While in a state of "in-betweeness" we search for a real connection to a place and definition of our identity.

   The Lifeguards       Serial portraits of Miami beach lifeguard houses that are an ever-present part of its landscape - showcasing their loneliness and at the same time their intricate colorful designs that make each of them unique.

The Lifeguards

 

Serial portraits of Miami beach lifeguard houses that are an ever-present part of its landscape - showcasing their loneliness and at the same time their intricate colorful designs that make each of them unique.

 
   Betel Nut Beauties       A fixture on the streets of urban and sub-urban Taiwan, these brightly lit, often ramshackle huts sell a mild stimulant made from the nut of the areca palm and wrapped in betel leaves.

Betel Nut Beauties

 

A fixture on the streets of urban and sub-urban Taiwan, these brightly lit, often ramshackle huts sell a mild stimulant made from the nut of the areca palm and wrapped in betel leaves.

   Where You End and I Begin       An exploration of physical and spiritual borders and the difficulty of crossing both. Inspired by my personal situation of living between two cultures, the work questions the transformative quality of moving away while looking back.

Where You End and I Begin

 

An exploration of physical and spiritual borders and the difficulty of crossing both. Inspired by my personal situation of living between two cultures, the work questions the transformative quality of moving away while looking back.

    A lley of the Honored       The series Alley of the Honored is a metaphor for memory loss, for the cultural drift that finds us parted from tradition and separated from our connections to family, country, personal and patriotic history.

Alley of the Honored

 

The series Alley of the Honored is a metaphor for memory loss, for the cultural drift that finds us parted from tradition and separated from our connections to family, country, personal and patriotic history.

 
   6,654 km / 4,135 miles (video)       Three-channel video installation focusing on borders and the bridging of distances. A ritualistic mixing of water from the place of my birth with the water from the place I currently reside in as a metaphor for my own hybrid identity.

6,654 km / 4,135 miles (video)

 

Three-channel video installation focusing on borders and the bridging of distances. A ritualistic mixing of water from the place of my birth with the water from the place I currently reside in as a metaphor for my own hybrid identity.

    I nhabited       The world's cultures may be very different, but when seen through a consistent lens in terms of simple geometry, the complexities of cultural variation fall away. Here I turn my camera onto the ordinary details of everyday life.

Inhabited

 

The world's cultures may be very different, but when seen through a consistent lens in terms of simple geometry, the complexities of cultural variation fall away. Here I turn my camera onto the ordinary details of everyday life.

   On Watch       A series of images depicting guards and guardhouses quietly standing in a state of unobserved decay. The two share a common sense of isolation, one haunting the other.

On Watch

 

A series of images depicting guards and guardhouses quietly standing in a state of unobserved decay. The two share a common sense of isolation, one haunting the other.