These photographs are meditations on the constant and inevitable change in nature. The flow of water is one object
of this contemplation. The flow of water and the human journey have parallels. According to Eastern philosophy, mankind’s resistance to transformation leads to suffering.
Selected photographs from three bodies of Timothy’s work emphasize “alternative” photographic processes: Tongues Turned to Stone (photogravure on gamphi-shi paper), Sanctuary (palladium on translucent vellum), and Long, Long Journey to the Sea (gold-toned albumen). He chose these historical printing processes to evoke the timelessness of his content and his interpretive rather than documentary intent. In comparison, a fourth body of work, Watercourse Way (large digital prints on metallic paper) is a contemporary alternative to the hand-made nature of historical processes.