circling back

“Time is mainly pictures.” —Reynolds Price

For those of us who make work in the world rather than the studio, the garden is a rich place to make images.

I’ve been to the garden dozen of times now, the lush green spot nearly hidden, tucked just behind the intersection of Charles and Dixon Streets, my version of sanctuary.

The images I make here appear simple at first glance, but they are rich, deep and intimate.

By holding space still, revisiting this garden again and again, I learn to see the passing of time.

With every image I return home. This is one of the places that grounds me.

The circle takes me back. I can see what went right, where I lost sight, and what I still need to do. The act of return is powerful.