Ring Mountain

Ring Mountain is in Northern California but it could be anywhere. It sits atop a subduction zone where two massive forces, the Pacific plate and North American continent are actively colliding. It is a location who's position is never fixed - a stand-in for the inherent instability of landscape connotation as a whole.

Once a ritual site for local native cultures, a military missile defense platform, it is home to rare indigenous plants, endangered animals and surrounded by the constant development of the second wealthiest zip code in the US. It is a landscape who's identity is in constant flux and threat of change.

This ongoing project is an exploration into the shifting nature of place and meaning, strata of memory, culturural geography and_________. Ring Mountain is a location I turn to often, to walk and collect. The images here are made using a large format film camera and digital tools.