I never wanted to be a farm girl. But it happened anyway.
After avoiding the family farm for much of my life, the gritty beauty and smooth workings of the agricultural lifestyle eventually drew me in. As a photographer, I document systems of organization in this disorderly, agrarian environment. From piles of tools and equipment manuals to rows of machinery and supplies, the series, Stacked, dives beneath the grimy surface and discovers a natural grid structure essential to routine operation of the space. A mechanical shop or storage shed provides endless documentation possibilities, as I push myself to further understand and explore this unfamiliar place. I am drawn to objects that have a sense of place and purpose within this busy environment. The composition of the photograph may appear chaotic, but a system of order persists created by those that work on the farm.