Artist's Statement

Dylan Hausthor & Paul Guilmoth

Archival Inkjet Prints - Ranging from 4"x6" to 43"x55"

Sleep Creek is a landscape filled with trauma and beauty. It’s a place where animals are only seen when they’re being hunted and humans balance between an unapologetic existence and an abyss of lunacy. These images manipulate a landscape that is simultaneously autobiographical, documentary, and fictional: a weaving of myth and symbol in order to be confronted with the experiential. Following the rituals of those within it, Sleep Creek is an obsession between the subject and the photographer—a compulsion to reveal its shrouded nature.