Crossing the Threshold, is part of a larger ongoing series, Second Self. This series comes from my interest in Jung's idea of the Shadow self and how it is reflected or experienced in Nature. It is looking at a place that is dark, fearful, and where your footing may be unstable, delving into layers of consciousness that may be frightening, but may also contain great beauty and potential. I am interested in what is visible, recognizable, what is not, and what lays between. Second Self is a term often used to reference our physical shadow.
These Photographs are printed on two separate sheets of paper. The base layer is archival printing paper, with an overlaying layer on Japanese Kozo paper, adding to their sense of fragility and joining together two interpretations of what is seen.