When the Trees Are Gone
Dates2019 - Ongoing
- Locations Boston, New York City, Brooklyn, Minneapolis, Cambridge
The images in this series imagine city dwellers searching for moments of release in a world shaped by climate change and the struggle to find a balance between an environment in crisis and manmade structures.
Surroundings play a dominant role in shaping our experience. I treasure the city and try to make space for quiet contemplation within it.
The question of the struggle between nature and the built environment is ever more central in urban life. In this series, relaxed beachgoers find themselves amidst carefully composed urban settings in front of dramatic skies. They are searching without seeming to find what they are looking for. Peaceful moments of strolling along the beach or standing listening to the waves while choosing the perfect spot to sit down, are inevitably infused with tension and frustration. The beach becomes rising tides, threatening the very foundation of the city.
The clash of nature and city results in an absurd profusion of visual noise and little relief. The resulting images lay bare the illusory nature of my urban fantasy and the problematic nature of the future that lies ahead for humanity and the planet.