Having grown up near Boston, I have an innate love for the ocean. Whether it is summer or autumn, midday or evening, the waves continually crash, orchestrating a melody of comfort and home.
Moving to Chicago removed this essence of normalcy from my life, forcing me to find some sort of comfort zone in the Midwest. I turned to Lake Michigan. Though not an endless body of salty seawater, I found myself being inexplicably drawn to it, so I began to photograph.
I am recreating the feeling of belonging, of home, that was so naturally present on the East Coast. Through an exploration of nautical equipment, of buoys and boats and docking lines, and of the visual beauty and changes of this body of water, I am slowly constructing a new ocean.