Passing Through (2019-) I photograph the rural landscape where I live in a quiet town southwest of Boston. Walking through the forest and across fields, I suspend my self-conscious thinking and turn my attention to what’s in front of me. It’s not neat or perfect; rather it’s messy, as plants struggle to take hold or trees fall as the terrain shifts. I use a film camera to photograph the vibrant colors as well as the subtle ones that change with the quality of the light and turning seasons. Stepping into this world, I have no agenda but to observe, appreciate, and make pictures. During winter months, when it’s too cold to be outside for long, I move indoors and using a digital camera this time, I photograph fast-moving shadows and glowing shapes on my walls and ceilings. Sunlight flows through my house just as it does across the landscape, bringing energy and life to ordinary rooms and spaces. In Passing Through, I pair photographs from my walks with the more abstract ones I make of the light and shadows in my house. Beyond relationships of color, light and form, I sense an emotional resonance and transcending of boundaries, as the pairs connect private spaces with the world outside, spanning their separateness.