In this body of work I used a glass vessel of water as a lens to photograph through. The use of the globe form of the vessel is meant to convey a visual association with the round form of mother Earth. By using glass I conjure the notion of the fragility of the planetary ecosystem in which all living beings play a role. Using water within to encapsulate and reflect the scenes, I create a visual metaphor to express the water resource issues associated with glacial recession due to a warming planet. There is no computer manipulation of the images beyond minor color or contrast adjustments. The high quality glass encapsulates and reflects that which is behind it with some distortions. The mode of production also references the mechanical function of the camera lens and sight; the bowl acts as a lens to reflect the image upside down. To learn more click here to read the full artist statement.