I spend a considerable amount of time driving across Southern California where these photographs are taken. My canvas ranges over modest suburbs, bustling cities, heavily industrialized and vast rural landscapes, dissected by quiet suburban avenues and interstate highways.
In a spontaneous moment on the road, I am fascinated by nearby greenery with its carefully manicured, symmetrical arrangements and artificial look of California's city-landscape. The conflict between the ubiquitous desire for comfortable living, conservation of the limited resources and its impacts on decaying ecology in our communities manifests in the juxtaposition of nature and artifice on every street corner and stretch of open road. The preserved nature speaksto me in silence and often I lose my thoughts in the spreading isolation of an immensely huge suburban landscape.