Wildlife and Nature 2019
Where do we go fro here?
All transcendence has disappeared, the natural world has been liquidated and substituted for an artificial one. How will history judge us? Over the past several centuries, humanity has raked the land of its resources, threatening the balance of the natural world. The nature of the earnings that define late capitalism have incidentally raped us of nature itself. Contemplation of the future is lost in the inundation of illusory pleasures and distractions pioneered by the media. The accelerating rate products are consumed, replaced, burned up and thrown out put an inexplicable strain on the environment. Harm here is here there. The postindustrial dilemma hinging happiness on consumption employs an ignorance that is no longer a haven to bliss, but threat to sustainability. As the landscape grows silent and desertification and extreme weather pattern render regions uninhabitable, the stakes are high with there being no end in sight for industrial expansion. Central to this work is the question of human survival in relation to nature and a global environment increasingly defined by unpredictability. Large-format color photographs of mines, landfills, deforestation and other scarred landscapes document in a perversely beautiful way the horrifying ramifications of industry on the natural world.