OREGON EAST

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TROUBLED SLEEP

OREGON EAST: TROUBLED SLEEP

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In the deserts of eastern Oregon, where the volcanic terrain is scraped bare of all but low scrub and sagebrush, the tectonics that undergird the world are plainly visible. They represent forces that are unimaginable to us, a slow but inevitable violence expressing itself over millions of years, bullying its way to the surface like an unwelcome dream.

The landscapes I survey in this project are vast not just physically, but also temporally. By juxtaposing these geologically ancient landforms with ragged human settlements, these images attempt to hold the natural and anthropogenic forces that shape our world in troubled tension with each other, questioning which ultimately will assert dominion over the other.