In 2017 I suffered a heart attack. It wasn't until many weeks later that I began to comprehend the gravity of that event. Photography became a way to contemplate ideas about existence and mortality that soon started to occupy my thoughts. The trees and vines that have always intrigued me as photographic subjects, seemed to acquire more potency now. They were tangled, twisted and raw in ways that now felt very familiar. I was affected by their gestures of connection and confusion, clarity and resignation, comfort and hope. They offered a place for me to explore feelings and resolve issues. And an opportunity to make images of that process.

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