Beautiful, thoughtful work. In her editorial statement, Lesley A. Martin of Aperture writes,
"Sarah Palmer’s series As a Real House is rife with partially submerged
tripwires that unsettle the usual process of reading a photograph. Each
image contains something—an element or the juxtaposition of
elements—that works to trigger an internal pattern-recognition scan of
mental databases, in hopes of locking their meaning into recognizable
form. In today’s ecology of signs, a passing jet plane functions on par with
the proverbial lonely seagull. Palmer’s work accomplishes a careful
balancing act, giving the viewer enough to feel the currents of meaning
underneath the surface of each image, yet leaving enough up in the air
so as to withhold a quick and easy read. One is left with the sense that
the key to whatever it is that the artist has intended to conjure is
left intentionally, tantalizingly just out of reach."
You can view more of Palmer's work on her website, by clicking HERE.
Image Credit: Sarah Palmer (Gulls the first sign of land)