Bicoastal is a series of small collage inspired pieces using source photography taken from the East and West coasts of the U.S. The series began developing after a trip to Arizona and California in 2015 – the first time I’d traveled such a great distance across the country. It was also the first time I was conscious of such a drastic shift in my surroundings and the resulting change in my general mood and perception within just a few hours, quickly transitioning from dreary, freezing Boston to bright and arid Phoenix. While I was taking my reprieve from a harsh New England winter in the desert, the towering snow banks and early nightfall continued to exist and awaited my return back East. I’ve always been fascinated with this concept: how the weather and landscape one inhabits can so powerfully influence their mood, self perception and general outlook.
Bicoastal / 2016