I live in New Orleans, where we have extensive experience in mutual aid, relief, recovery and ritual response because we are on the front lines of climate change. I also spend time in the Pacific Northwest, where wildfires grow in intensity each summer and in the Southwest where drought and prolonged heat waves as well as extractive industries destroy communities both human and more than human. This experience has propelled me to investigate community grief and loss response which is often absent in climate change narratives focused primarily on policy and research.
My photographic projects explore emotional and psychological implications due to climate change. How does unattended grief affect our more than human kin? Our sense of belonging?And our interconnected relationships?
This ongoing work is an exploration of emotional and psychological implications due to climate change and related loss of connection to cultural identities and landscape identity, to invoke vulnerable and courageous responses.