About the Custom Terrain series
As my Playsets series evolved, I stumbled upon other ready-made sets and environments, ordering and photographing miniatures, often custom-built for me by others. These works, though more subtle, always depict some uncanny illusion; custom terrain settings where the doors had no handles, and paths that weave through mountains just too perfectly. My interest in these objects lies first in their infusion of archetypal, iconic spaces with implied narratives. I'm also very interested in the idea of taking what was intended as a supporting piece of scenery, and placing it on center stage.