The title of this ongoing series relates to the idiom “as the crow flies” which simply means getting from one point to another without obstacles. Offering the crow as a metaphor for our personal journey, these images explore these obstacles and how we move throughout our lives, trying to fit in, finding our way, and discovering our own definitions of home. Presented as photographic assemblages, these images begin in the studio as traditional still lifes with carefully selected objects where each image represents a small part of our journey with implied pause and reflection. The distressed look of the work suggests to the viewer an uncertainty and a consideration for the imperfection of our lives. Homemade filters of paper, paint, transparencies, scotch tape, vintage slides, x-rays, and other found objects are scanned and assembled digitally and printed on archival paper.