Places Artist Statement
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now, he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined, and the land grows poorer and uglier. ANTON CHEKHOV, Uncle Vanya 1897
Places is a body of work that explores the juxtaposition of the natural and man made aspects of the landscape. The world is full of monumental, natural beauty and yet humanity continues to alter the landscape at an alarming rate. We put factories on pristine beaches, satellites in the middle of nowhere, power lines everywhere, and are continually building fences, factories, and highways. Places is a series that has grown out of my concern for the natural environment and my faith that nature will somehow prevail.