This work was made during an artist residency in Arad, located on the border of the Negev and Judean Deserts close to the Dead Sea and Masada.

From daily walks, I collected and photographed natural objects – plants, rocks, fruits, and stones – found in the desert surrounding the town. I created digital collages to distort the images, a process of cutting out, recontextualising, and layering, to create imaginary landscapes. In a place so layered with history, mythology, and religious mysticism, these images blur the boundary between the real and the imaginary to reflect on how land and place is so bound up in our own myths and memories.