The past is always new: it changes continuously as life goes on. Parts of it, seemingly forgotten, emerge again, while others, being less important, plunge into oblivion. The present directs the past as the members of an orchestra.
In this body of work called “New Appalachia,” I am exploring the inhabitation of man into the vast, old and glorious terrain of the Appalachian Mountains and how the terrain has been marred with roads buildings and industry. Yet the rhythm, movement and beauty of the terrain and the environment around it still have a glorious way of shining through and overpowering the marred landscapes that are left by our exploration and expansion into the Appalachian Mountains.
"I though I was taking pictures of the things I hated…but there was something about these pictures, they were unexpectedly, disconcertingly, GLORIOUS!"