Responding to the way paintings give expressive quality to line and tone, I created these photographs using sticks and plants, bringing them indoors and often making multiple exposures on 8×10 film to add depth, shading and a sense of atmosphere. I wanted to push these found materials to the edge of abstraction so they could exist as both shape and object, arrangement and imaginary place. What began as landscape photographs in the woods of New England led to these pictures, as I tried to distill the feeling of this environment.