Project Statement:

The Only Thing Separating You From Everything Else is Time is a series which draws from the experience of taking the Trans-Siberian Railroad - the longest continuous rail line in the world. Though the geography and composition of the train's interior was in a state of constant flux, time emerged as the only measure from the outside world that remained relevant. Time – and the concepts of distance and speed inherently bound to it – became the most succinct connector between the body, other objects and passengers enclosed within the train, and the ever-changing external environment outside of it.

These photographs look to find universal commonalities between objects and behaviors. Images made during the journey are presented within a larger continuum of events that occurred before and after, further exploring temporality as a unifying factor across varying contexts of everyday experience. In creating a disparate network of documents that are tenuously and temporally related, the viewer is encouraged to uncover hidden meanings, forge unexpected connections, and construct a variety of conclusions.

This project was funded through the generous support of the Matt Jarvis Travel Fellowship and the University of Washington School of Art. Thanks to 20Twenty for hosting the exhibition!