NESTING IN THE WOLF TREE
French-Mexican photographer Alexandra Serrano takes a poetic walk through the woods in her series Nesting in the Wolf Tree. Contemplating the dual meaning of a forest as both a place where one can seek shelter, as well as a place of unknown danger, Serrano creates a series which finds contrast between light and shadow, and illustrates the meeting of natural and manmade elements. She includes interior scenes that illustrate to us has nature has made its way indoors, as well as exterior shots that hint towards the ways that someone has modified the space for safety: constructed paths and makeshift cabins show evidence of intervention.
Serrano explains that, through her series, the viewer is able to lose himself in the forest. Rather than a frightening encounter, however, she refers to playfulness and daydreaming, expressing that its her intention that the viewer “invests, tames and transforms its landscape in an attempt to escape the monotony of everyday life.”