Verburg’s photographs are not about specific locations or nature itself; rather, they are projections of psychic space—conduits of moods and experience. Often formally reduced to anthropomorphized forms and elements (circles, light, water, fire, wood) nature functions here as a motif for larger themes: ideas of self and other, our connectedness, and difference. For Verburg, being in nature is the ground for connection, affording him contemplative space to look inward and connect with what feels honest and essential.
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