A photograph seen out of context has the power to create uncertainty in what we perceive to be reality. In this moment in time when we often experience the world at a distance through the imperfect filters of media and culture, it is crucial to recognize the gap between our perceptions, our reality, and representations of the world around us.
The images in Rest Easy were created by making photograms using beach towels. To produce the photogram a beach towel was placed directly on photographic paper, and as light passed through the towel, it created an image on the paper. The negative image that is created when making a photogram emphasizes that space of separation by producing a negative (absence) point of contact. The beach towel serves as another iteration of separation and control over the natural world, even in the most leisurely of encounters.