The Chinese-U.S. geographer, Yi-Fu Tuan studied how humans feel and think about space and place. He wrote that location can acquire high visibility and meaning because it harbors, or embodies, spirit. This “spirit” can represent a psychological connection to a place, such as a neighborhood or home. Tuan suggested that place is security and space is freedom: we are attached to one and long for the other. (TUAN) For me, this spiritual connection is transcendent and most tangible in the landscape where I feel both at home and free. My time spent in forests, mountains, or on rivers, has established certainty and comfort built from my memories and or acquired through time, attentiveness and absorption of these landscapes.
My most recent work explores the psychological gap between humans and nature. Also how humanity is a parcel of nature and that the philosophy of spirit of place can create oneness through imagery, describing the landscape while also encompassing the ‘larger frame’ within the aesthetic. These transcendental moments connect with not only the landscape but to earth as a spiritual entity. My work is a response to the landscape and these moments.