2018-2015: Alt-Scape
This series of paintings and prints were inspired by my formative childhood experiences of the rural landscape and concerns relating to climate change and environmental degradation. This work was inspired, in particular, by my experience of growing up on a farm in Minnesota, my deep connection to that place and also the knowledge of the history and culture(s) of the area (good and bad). The land reflects our actions and attitudes towards it and each other; these works represent nature/”the land” in a reflexive state, as an unnatural, lack-luster substitute for its aboriginal form and existing as a symbolically displaced environmental artifact.