Environmental Melancholia - Statement
Pigment print on Moab Entrada Rag Natural 300 paper, rice paper, adhesive photo corners; 13" x 19"; Unique
These constructed landscapes respond to the chronic ecological threats and engage with the public’s difficulty in comprehending the potential losses. At first glance, the photographs are pictorial and idyllic, but a closer look disrupts the sublime.
I have interacted with the images by using unexpected color shifts, scale, and composition and physically layering the photographs with fragments from other photographs with Japanese washi mending tape or photo corners.
I have created visual metaphors bringing attention to the earth's fragility and suggesting a hypothetical outcome when our natural world will be experienced only as a souvenir photograph in a scrapbook.