I have always been curious about our psychic and emotional connection to water, and how we have become dissociated from this most basic element that gives us life. I believe that more than ever we need a shift in consciousness, a rethinking of our selves in relation to water.
In these photos I've been playing with the notion of immersion. To overcome our alienation from nature, we require a radical kind of contact, a total engagement with those parts of the world to which we have become inured and desensitized.
Being engulfed, surrounded, embedded or otherwise immersed in an environment allows a special kind of connection that ameliorates estrangement. Such an act of immersion can repair broken bonds and help us to understand more deeply how we are situated in the world.