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"This led me to the idea of doing physical croppings with frames out in nature. The concept was that even though it was a seemingly narrow frame, each individual would see something completely different due to height, time of day and essentially all the past experiences one brings to the table."

—Laura DeVito

I built my frame in October 2013 in Smith Rock, Oregon. My frame is dedicated to cliffs, to risks and to the vast open space of Americas landscape—and dedicated to the german poet Hermann Hesse who wrote once: "Every beginning holds its own magic". I decorated the frame with leaves that symbolize life, and with bones that symbolize death. Sitting with my frame for two days, the frame changed from framing natures beauty to becoming a distraction. On the third day I destroyed the frame, and the vista was free again.

Photographs by Kailey Fry.