Bicoastal is a series of small collage inspired pieces using source photography taken from the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the U.S. The series began developing after a trip to the West Coast – the first time I’d traveled such a great distance across the country. It was also the first time I was conscious of such a drastic shift in my surroundings and the resulting change in my general mood and perception within just a few hours, quickly transitioning from dreary, freezing Boston to bright and arid Phoenix. I’ve always had a fascination with this concept: how the weather and landscape one inhabits can so powerfully influence the way they view themselves and the world in general. While I was taking my reprieve in the desert from a harsh New England winter, the towering snow banks and early nightfall continued to exist.