Purgatory Road, 2010-2015
Purgatory Road takes its title from an actual place where I live in the summer months – a wooded region that is divided by a dirt-covered path. Local legends and folklore surround this road, where on one side, the land slopes down into a cavernous area that is ominous and dark. On the opposite side lies a lush, peaceful green forest. Rooted in my concern for the environment, these images serve as metaphors for the concept of “purgatory” as a state of in-between; a place where visual and conceptual polarities intersect and become blurry.
Lately, it feels like we are living in a time of constant uncertainty. The photographs in this series are meant to function as gentle reminders about life’s Impermanence and the ability to find hope in the dark unknown.