Patch of Woods
Patch of Woods is a series I have worked on intermittently for over a decade—first using black & white and then color, medium-format film. Now, increasingly, the images I make are from digital captures. The series explores Landis Woods, a 72-acre tract of public woods in Manheim Township, Lancaster County, PA, a fragile ecosphere hemmed in by development. I record what I encounter in the woods: an artifact from a bygone era; what may result from a meeting with another trail walker; things deliberately left behind by others, whether a structure like a lean-to or some more curious object; things lost; and the inevitable graffiti or litter one finds in a public space.
Ten pictures from the series were included in the solo exhibition Layered Time: Photographs at Lancaster Galleries in Lancaster, PA (August 11-September 3, 2022).