Casting Sticks’ is a collection of images I created from photographs of fallen sticks, branches, and other elements of nature lying on snow-covered ground. They represent a personal dialogue with nature and the landscape I inhabit.
Like tea leaves settling at the bottom of a cup or clouds drifting across the sky, they suggest a mood, feeling, or impulse—the genesis of divination. I wonder what my maternal grandmother, Jesse Scott Robinson, who claimed to have Romani blood and would read the fortunes of friends and family, would make of these images.
While each image holds a personal meaning for me, informed by ancient Celtic traditions and rites, the true magic arises when viewers internalize the images and use their suggestive qualities to unlock personal meaning and direction.