Inspired by the Japanese philosophy of Hado, a concept that has existed in Japan for centuries, meaning "wave" and "move,"  I utilize the deserts of the southwest as a site-specific stage in the vein of the Land Art movement, to create painterly and sculptural elements that interact with the wind — enveloping time, motion, and silence in a still image. These images are also landscape pictures; I frame and record a meditated wide angle viewpoint that is geographical, metaphorical, and autobiographical.

I transform the environment by engaging with the elements, as a way to capture the impermanent: the mercurial vibrations—the Hado—caused by the ever-changing atmospheric conditions in a diverse and arid environment of canyons, mountains, and flatlands. The transient position of the fabric at the very moment the image is captured does not solely constitute the work in itself. The brief altering of the landscape by releasing the fabric into the wind is a performative act --an essential component of the final image.

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