Ashley Edgerton Oates
Installation view of 'Push, Sometimes Float'Push (swimmer)Push (Kate and Guy's tree)Push (empty sky)Push (split tree - Alabama tornado)Push (airplane window - leaving NY)
+ Push, sometimes Float
It is my instinct to forge ahead, to push. I want to forge ahead so I will arrive at that place where I can float; where I can dissolve into the water.

This body of work was photographed primarily in the tornado ravaged land north of Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Hwy 43 - in the time leading up to the U.S. Invasion of Iraq in March 2003.

exhibition late spring 2003