Interested in the idea that people at the same time both have relationships and no relationship with the places themselves, Limen photographs these “non-places, where we pass through but have not intimate connection”. In the context of anthropology, liminality is the quality of ambiguity or disorientation that occurs in the middle stage of rites of passage, between what was and what is. It is these landscapes that this project photographs and challenges the notion of mapping. By photographing benign transitional landscapes it pushes the ability to map to its limits. When considering the concept of liminality I was quickly drawn to the use of abstraction and interiority and how that could lead to represent more than just the physical landscape itself.
Limen seeks to represent liminality on many levels both in the physical landscape, the viewer and the artist. Informed by the work of Tonalism and liminal spaces, I considered the use of colour and transitional spaces to push the concept of mapping to its limits and challenges the viewer to reflect on what the images are saying, allowing for a deeper narrative of the relationship between understanding and the landscape.