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My practice encompasses a variety of experimental processes that animate both natural and constructed environments, seeking to form connections between culture, nature and place. I am concerned with how physical, tactile interactions in nature can shape our inner experiences and understanding of the world. I currently live and work in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

While shooting this panorama I captured my friend Jeff Milner shooting his own photo of the mountains to the south west.
This is a close up photo of some lichen on a rock at the summit where we were enjoying our view. This type of lichen is called Xanthoria which is a type of leaf lichen. Xanthoria gets its nitrogen by growing where small animals and birds regularly excrete. That is why one often sees orange lichens on high points where hawks and eagles perch, on cliff walls below ledges where ravens have nested or anywhere wood rats or chipmunks scurry about the rock.