Timothy Churchill, 2019 Finalist

Each day will bring torrents of information, most of it redundant, vacuous, pointing me away from authenticity andfullness of experience. Through the camera I compose stories, winnow and organize information, articulateimpressions.I walk several miles each morning, a meditative exercise I began in college that nourishes curiosity and intimacyvis a vis the phenomenal world. It's essential to my artistic endeavors. Moving through landscapes, my sensesare brought to life; I observe, imagine and take notes; the ancient human need to manufacture sense andmeaning is provoked. I learn to look closely, interrogate, understand, have meaningful dialogue. In this way I takethe inventory of my backyard-wherever that may be at a particular moment in time.My work, influenced by painting, music, literature and cinema, examines relationships between the artificial andorganic, inflection and innuendo, evanescence and permanence.