My series, entitled Kiota cha Gaia meaning “Gaia’s Nest,” explores the relationship of human wonder and our comfort in connecting to earth's landscapes. We find soclice in nature because we are nature, even if we feel removed from it. I find most of my anxiety comes from the unknown and my mortality, but in the same light the most beautiful parts of my life are amplified by the same realities of existence. My work celebrates the existence and reverence of nature in which we are a part of. This work is about us a people, as nature is a mirror of ourselves. Nudity shows vulnerability, as it signifies an openness to the love that nature can give and a returning to our birth within it.
As a visual artist, I am inspired not only by the visual aspects of the world but also those phenomena that are unseen. My anxious curiosity of what existing entails and means, relates back to my mental state. There is something calming about taking control of reality through freezing it in a photograph. A photograph can be seen as forcing physics to bend and through stopping moments in time, I can ponder more deeply and express through light what I most desire and worry about in life. My main purpose in creating this series is to remind others that it is okay to be scared of what is next, either in life or death because both are what makes existing so beautiful.