A Sense of Place

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An exhibition at the North Dakota Museum of Art 2009

After living in the United States for nearly thirty years, I still define myself as English. I almost live in two worlds, watching BBC television, listening to BBC Radio 4: all my news and sense of America is filtered through those sources. It keeps me happy to remain connected, but when I leave my house, the whole wild wooded landscape of Northern Minnesota tells me plainly: I’m not in England anymore. Of all things English, my identity is most closely tied to the English landscape. This series of photographs is┬ápart of my conscious effort to become connected to this country, and this land, to feel truly present in my surrounding landscape.