Fern Silva’s work emerges out of travel, presenting temporal and spatial transitions as conduits into the realms of the personal and ephemeral. Rather than focusing on one single perspective, his work moves through disparate moments to show commonality between beings and structures while exploring the effects of geography, climate and environment on social relations, communication, and the metaphysical. He’s drawn to subjects that defy a national identity or obscurity through myth, folklore, mysticism, or particular rituals. In an effort to avoid conventional aspects of documentary, he reinforces imagination through embracing suggestions of possible narratives. Driven by curiosity and memory, his work reflects the tensions between mystification of the observational and experiential and the realization of moments in time as a form of unification.