Places Left Unfinished 

     I am a traveler to these silent worlds. I hear echoes of silence from the past like waves of nothing sounds constantly in motion. The marks upon the land are vibrations of a physical history that continues to resonate.
     I engage the landscape to discover a spiritual as well as a literal geography. I find these dark places intriguing as if I have been there before in a time I do not know or a place
I cannot name. These photographs are traces of that journey. In Mesoamerican cultures, the mask is worn to transform the human self to embody characteristics of the gods. The mask is not a disguise but a method for this transformation. The photograph is like the mask revealing a powerful force that pulses beneath the surface of the land we inhabit. My work is to retell the story of a lost place and time.

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