WAKE – Video installation in four parts.

I’ve been working on this project for the past two years, and it’s finally starting to take shape. Filmed and photographed entirely in the waters of Istanbul’s Bosphorous and Golden Horn. An area teeming with life, possessing a rich cultural history tracing back to the earliest signs of civilization (first known settlement was circa 6700 BC.)

There’s still a lot to do, but things are almost at a point where I can begin researching ways to exhibit.  My goal is to find the perfect space to create a popup exhibit that will include video installations with sound (best case scenario is with live musicians performing the music) as well as large format prints displayed throughout the site. Click here to view the accompanying photo series.



What we see and what we think we see are two different things…
The truth lies somewhere in-between.

“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were.
But without it we go nowhere.“
~Carl Sagan



Part I – Arrival
There are many that believe that the soul exists
within an ocean of nothingness and everythingness…
and is plucked from that ocean when it joins with our physical bodies.

Whether you call it a soul, spirit, or energy.
Whether you subscribe to religion, spirituality, or science.
None can deny that there is a spirit that animates this flesh.
A spirit that breathes life into the lifeless.
A spirit that flows…

It must come from somewhere
and to somewhere it must return.



Part II – Transit
Regardless of race, class, wealth, physical appearance, personality…
every one of us struggles to traverse the distance from birth to death.
In this, we are all the same.

We journey both together and alone across the waters
creating and destroying relationships,
each of us disturbing the currents with our own uniqueness,
leaving behind a wake.



Part III – Departure
We traverse this material world, and in the end,
when our life separates from the body and moves on,
we all return to that same ocean
of nothingness and everythingness
from which we were plucked.

It must come from somewhere
and to somewhere it must return.



Wake – Trailer



Click here to view the accompanying photo series