I’m fascinated by how various cultures throughout history have attempted to define and relate to the natural world. Anthropocentric factors such as survival, language, technology, spirituality, and desire have always shaped the interpretation of “nature” and “wild” places. My recent body of work serves to question how modern technology and the ever-increasing interface with the Internet filters perceptions of the landscape.
I’m interested in how natural geologic and physical processes are relative to our political, financial, and social institutions. We use words like erosion, entropy, and climate to describe both human and terrestrial establishments. We cannot escape the landscape. It is nature that “…sucks our lineage into form…” (Gary Snyder, The Practice of the Wild). I strive to present a contemporary perspective on nature, and question what new assimilations of the wild reveal about what it presently means to be a human being.