Lenscratch States Project
"Mississippi is a wild, haunting place as many of us have realized in reading works by authors such as William Faulkner. Jaime introduces us to this place. It is a scary world and not one where we should tread lightly or be unprepared. At this time, when the role of women is being discussed in limiting terms, I rejoice in her concept of the “feral woman” finding her way through what is still a “treacherous” environment. It’s good to know we can go back to nature to find the inspiration needed to survive and overcome the obstacles along the way.
In some ways an online portrayal fails to capture the “untamed” rawness of her tactile images and their translucent quality; you need to hold them in your hands up to the light to fully appreciate them. But, at least, they leave us with a haunting reminder that the gap between nature and ourselves may be smaller than we acknowledge." --Betty Press