“Before it can ever be the repose for the senses, landscape is the work of the mind. Its scenery is built up as much from strata of memory as from layers of rock.”
– Simon Schama
Searching is a series of photographic images that address the subject of memories lost and the frustration that ensues. Each image requires the viewers interaction, asking them to search through a landscape that has been purposefully blurred, referencing the way memories become distorted or difficult to access through time. In contrast, the portions of the photograph that are in focus have been purposely obscured. The hidden areas reference the clarity the viewer is searching for. The observer is then able to interact with each image, literally searching the landscape to see what is behind the frosted portions. This interaction is the final element that completes each piece.