After exploring the topic of “man
& nature” for the past four years, I am closing out my academic experimentations with a series of letters to nature, written in the form of poems. My research and experimentation within the relationships that we as humans hold with the natural world have resulted in extensive personal growth, uncovering new perspectives and ways of approaching further time spent with this topic. These letters follow me through time spent with nature in multiple environments and experiences. Included in the final piece are a multitude of images taken from my personal photo archive and donated by others.
The form of the book includes 6 signatures acting as chapters, a letter-style cover, and an exposed coptic binding. Not only did my time writing these letters further the closeness I felt with the topic, but having a hands on experience with the book-making itself solidified my connection and interaction that I wish to continually have with nature through my work in the future.