8.5" x 11"
charcoal and gouache on paper
As online technology made digital mapping system and satellite imagery accessible, I became interested in using these references to depict the landscape in a more factual way. This opened up an approach informed more by data than my own experience, allowing me to create abstract but factual images, focused on pattern and line. These satellite landscapes hold a voyeuristic approach, suggesting systems of surveillance and secrecy. I studied the Yucca Flat Nuclear site in Nevada, documenting the craters from testing and storage facilities. I explore a range of images, from the toxic and political aspects of humanity to the domestication of the land to create suburban landscapes that echo natural patterns of biology in their reaction to the contours of the environment.