Winter in rural Ohio meets mindfulness in Be (2019), a set of photographs centered around gaining solace in what might be perceived as a bleak time of year. Minimalistic, pristine landscapes are paired with simple mantras to encourage the observer to find acceptance of and comfort in the winter months. More broadly, they are meant to indicate the human capacity to attain peace in any weather, and the potential for happiness to be shaped by perception.
Meditation has become an important part of my life; I have used it over time as a means to address a variety of mental and physical health issues, from depression to the flu, and I now appreciate it as an incredible source of relaxation, healing, and inspiration. In Be, I hope to convey these ideals in a simple and approachable manner, using rural winter settings as entryways to a meditative, mindful state of being.