In 2015 I participated in an expedition to Greenland visiting one of the longest fjord systems in the world, hiking terrains rarely traversed by humans, and spending hours in a small inflatable boat photographing icebergs in inclement weather. This extreme experience was a spiritual awakening to the vastness of the tundra and the environmental impact of loss in the arctic environment.
In this series, I utilize hand sewn quilting techniques to explore themes of loss and physical space, including geometric theories in relationship to spirituality of landscape. The labor of hand sewing these images acts as a meditative experience, slowly developing each iceberg as a series of linguistic phrasing and textures through the universal expression of geometry.
Drawing parallels between photography and my background as a quilter, I investigate spirituality of place. The arctic is one of the most important ecosystems on our planet, and without the equilibrium of the polar caps our world will experience imbalance. What I hope to obtain with this project is to point to the politics of environment, the symbolic weight it carries for me as a global citizen, and the importance of creating agency as a artist - to be present and visually vocal in the only way I know how, through photography.