I wanted to make a photograph that conveyed the sensory overload of hiking the jungly trails around my new home. I took hundreds of images but nothing was quite right. Waking in the woods recently I began to notice how some of the palmetto leaves were being spotlit or backlit by sunlight coming through the canopy. It suddenly resembled a stage set! I cut my palms in half and made mirror images to impose a little formality on the beautiful chaos of nature. Its not so much a question of art verses nature, more a symbiosis I hope.

Palmetto Leaf, Backlit

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