In the Reclamation series, I am interested in exploring the relational aspects between humans and the land: how humans have touched the land, and how this is written on the landscape itself. Nature is resilient. My interest, herein, lies in how the space is reclaimed after humans have left the land to its own devices.
There is nothing more sincere than those moments in which we reconcile ourselves to being a part of this cycle. We build. We create. We are self-important. Ultimately, the notion of the structures and the mark we make on the land feels permanent to us. Yet nature reclaims these spaces slowly, irrevocably bringing us face-to-face with our own impermanence.
This series is intended to humble us. We are all a part of this process. By our very essence, we are interconnected, and we will return to the land as well; all a part of the Reclamation.
-Kellie Cason O'Connor
“We often forget that WE ARE NATURE. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature. We’ve lost our connection to ourselves.”
- Andy Goldsworthy