The forest represents going inward and the unknown in mythology, a place where a transition is marked. It is where the unconscious reveals its workings and ultimately is a space that allows for transformation.
This series looks into the initiations and transitions women go through in the context of the forest. It plays with the concept of a woman being in the woods and all the implications that follow when she leaves the confines of her group and begins to explore her own psyche.
I sit surrounded. Trees with limbed branches. Watching.
Forest as backdrop
Forest as audience
A performing oneself
A performing one
I return again and again to this place, its silent movement in time…
Roam, track, appear. Disappear, leave no clue, the unconscious.
As if working in a dream.