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. Of course, we are land dwellers, air-breathers, lung users, and drowners, but 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.