We are asked and at times volunteer to make a transition, to disseminate from one place to another or from one moment to another. The western landscape is vast and varied, diverse at every view and it continues to penetrate the seeds I choose and the moving pictures I present. I, myself, am a transplant within the west so it is easy to create a dimensional snapshot of a journey where the wind decides where you are going and where you may end up. I do this within each sculpture, drawing, or installation creating a set where the viewer is asked to imagine as a child and place themselves in a seed being dispersed by chance or by choice. There is no end but a constant movement towards something. I ask the viewer to remember this moment as they are making a transition in their lives and positively reflect on the journey and experience itself versus where it may end.
-Ashley Hope Carlisle