My creative interests have been centered on nature travel and the landscape in the age of electronic devices and social... Read More
My creative interests have been centered on nature travel and the landscape in the age of electronic devices and social media. I have been researching the spectacle of global tourismin search of the Sublime landscape, consuming thewilderness, an anthropocentric, Enlightenment era construct assuming that as humans, we are forever alien entities. I have shadowed travelers in the most instagrammable destinations, including Mauritius, Sicily, Iceland, Greenland, Tasmania and mainland Australia, Florida Keys and dozens of North American National and State Parks.
While I observe tourists and address human-nature interface, humans have become increasingly absent from my work. Watercolor paper installations are my attempts at creating environments that would invite unhurried examination, for the viewer to follow their meandering form and variegated surfaces. They are my slow, defiant responses to the fast paced insta-consumption of the landscape in the pre-Covid19 world. These laborious works are meant to remind us of a simple act of being in nature, or really maybe just being. They are my meditations on places that I have seen, invitations to contemplate, to remember…to put the camera away. Throughout the pandemic, we suddenly saw nature as a safe place, where we could take masks off and have a moment of respite.
My installations are variable in size, they can be compact in terms of the footprint or expanded, depending on a number of rolls added and how they are shaped on the site. In that sense, they are site-specific and ever-changing.