Ascension is a continuing project which explores a fascination with and feelings about the sky, as well as the juxtapositions seen from an ascensional view.
I have long viewed the sky as an escape of sorts. An extended vertical gaze into our airy open spaces can be surprisingly liberating. A place where our minds and imaginations can roam freely, unassaulted. And as we continue on the treacherous path of consumerism and fill the earth and our lives with mere things, the sky remains for me a much needed visual respite.
Each of these images are made with a longing to inhabit these unattainable regions, and ultimately that heavenly region beyond.
“And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”
-The Apostle Luke