Body Frame explores the physical frame of reference that governs all of our sensory perceptions of the world. Vision governs only one fifth of our sensory faculties, yet it influences 80% of our evaluations of the world.
A hand or finger slips in front of the lens as we attempt to record a perfect visual representation of the moment, and the shot is "ruined", foiled by our bodily weakness, by the intrusion of the rest of our physique on the domain of vision.
The camera mirrors and transmits this over dependence on vision, and the works of the Body Frame series are meant to emphasize this limited scope by restricting the available imagery. Viewers are forced to peer at a very small bit of scenery and to imagine the rest of the landscape from that bit. The expansive, albeit vicarious, feeling of "being in the world" that is usually gained from a landscape photo or tourist snapshot is denied them, and they are placed in the position of outsiders, of voyeurs, forced to reflect on the nature of their experience of the land, and their identification with it through photography.
The “grid” photos are similar in that the “view” that is offered is very limited in its subject matter, being merely a grid of objects on a color field. It is difficult to tell what the objects are. The title of the photo, daisies, offers that these objects might have been flowers at one point, and in fact the objects are the centers of flowers, the reproductive parts without the petals, arranged in a grid formation. As flower parts they reference landscape, but obliquely, and reduce the landscape experience to the essentials of the pictorial frame that presents a “field” of flowers in perspective.