Felled, 2008

Felled, 28” x 97”   lambda archival print

Felled is a composite photograph of a felled tree I came upon in Golden Gate Park This tree mirrors the melancholy nature of photography. It reflects the trace of things that have been and imparts an element of mourning, of time lost, a spectre of before. My intuitive reading of this scene provided the impetus to take a series of sequential images which were later montaged to create the whole. At first I considered a smooth seamless panorama but soon realized that the disjunctive nature of the varied exposures was far more suggestive of the flux and instability of the referent.