Mastin draws upon her personal experience of nature in an urban environment to contemplate differences and similarities among botanicals and species and the inevitable questions and conflicts that arise. She sees stories everywhere: a twisted tree is a determined dowager; a flowering milkweed bush is an insular community vital to foreigners.
Mastin’s interest in neuropsychology causes her to reconsider assumptions and play with “reality.” She may exalt something frequently ignored or dismissed, exaggerate or augment certain features, dissociate an object from its context, or choose titles associated with human characteristics.
Solo exhibitions include Peachtree Ramble and Hyper at Gravitee Fitness in Atlanta in 2019 and 2018, respectively. Group exhibitions consist of B+W at the Photographers Studio in 2019 and Rachel Reese Selects at the Atlanta Photography Group Gallery in 2018. Mastin’s images are in the Atlanta History Society collection as well as several private collections.