David Wolf Photographs

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Nurturing Time, Life in a Backyard Garden inhabits the place
where still life and landscape meet.

Using the intimacy of a backyard garden as a metaphor for the greater natural world, the series bridges the disparate practices of documentary and staged photography to explore how we regard our natural surroundings as we nurture, shape and control them.

The human presence in Nature is depicted in assemblages I make from plant and flower cuttings taken from my garden, and then photograph amidst the cycle of growth, decay and rebirth that unfolds there.  A simple cardboard box serves as both neutral container and conceptual envelope to display the arrangements.

Beyond typology, Nurturing Time offers us the richness of the garden and illuminates our emotional connection to it.