Lately, like a lot of people, I've been finding myself seeking comfort and hope in a world that seems to be racing toward manmade obliteration. I've just started a couple of new projects that use the natural world, which is diametrically opposed to the problems created by man yet directly affected by them, as a metaphor for the search. I am using images with stark contrast that were made using toy cameras and printing them using the gumoil process, which adds an even darker appearance to the imagery that is reminiscent of film noir or day for night cinematography. The result is a journey through the woods that is frequently unsettling, confusing, and difficult to navigate but punctuated by moments of peace and calm. These moments of peace unexpectedly seem to appear in the darkest of the images.