Jennifer Hoffer

At Once

“There is no energy unless there is a tension of opposites; hence it is necessary to discover the opposite to the attitude of the conscious mind.”
—Carl Jung, The Essential Jung: Selected Writings

At Once depicts the psychological experience of reckoning with a singular, dualistic reality. Pondering the tension found in both the natural and the artificial landscape of Maine’s southern coast during a global pandemic, this work explores the dissonance that arises when the debris of human construction interrupts nature. Holding space for the tension of opposites catalyzes psychological growth into consciousness, and this series depicts my journey through this process.