One Pool, Los Angeles
This project is on one pool in Los Angeles. I photographed it for two years as I examined reflections on water as the light changes across days and seasons. The series is about illusion.
Like many people at that time, I felt dislocated. As an East coast visitor, I often felt like an alien in a mirage. The LA-specific details locate me--tropical colors and palm trees, hard southern California light. But many of these images are a mirage, an uncertain subterranean, multidimensional world. I'm uncertain where I am in space. Beauty is a thread, yet it is transient.
Getting lost in this project was a respite and I embraced the unreality, the bright aquas of LA, the shape-shifting. The illusion, to me, is symbolic of my experience of Los Angeles.