Reaching out far beyond the borders of waking consciousness, a boom. A rumbling crack of thunder echoes, sending vibrations through all neuroreceptors, gathering intensity as impulse responds to impulse. Thought leaps forward over thought. The atmosphere is charged with electricity and can barely suppress the storm. - Journal 5
"Beyond The Self" is a juxtaposition of two themes; understanding the things that makes me "tick", ie: causes, rituals, etc, and becoming more present in the world. Projecting into the moment and creating a platform for visual conversations. Becoming a lens for others to look through. Using images and words to create meaningful connections to locations in nature.
This photo essay was published on a blog called “Tales of Wander” by a clothing and gear company called HAVAIII Co. Venturing out to Rainier National Park meant hopping on a 6-hour flight from New York, and then embarking on a 5-hour round trip drive from Tacoma. This may seem a bit much for a day-hike, but to me, it was entirely worth it.
Recession and depression described much of the country in 2010. Jobs were limited for many, and they were especially hard to find for artists. Rather than submit entirely to the riptide of the times, my second journal provided the creative outlet I needed to stay sharp.