"I have lately found myself searching for space, a desire to be surrounded by the natural world and an ever-growing need to simplify life. As my urban life envelops me, I feel I have become disconnected from nature. In picturing the natural world in an abstract way I am hoping to encourage the viewer to go beyond the literal image, to reflect upon their place in the universe and to be aware of the creative force of the earth. In our busy lives there is little or no time for this - these pictures aim to act as a kind of meditation. Now more than ever, nature is reminding us of its presence and power. I am interested in interpreting this through my photographs and also to blur the lines between photography and painting. These images look back to a romantic world and forward to an uncertain future, where the force of nature is both powerful and beautiful, to be admired and respected."
Tim Hall 1997