Altered Spaces and Faux Landscapes
This work is part of a current project on urban spaces and faux landscapes that are either deliberately created or appear randomly. Some of these works include triptychs and diptychs that hint at commonalities between the images.
This work juxtaposes an altered space, a faux landscape, and an architectural motif. Each image within the work contains a geometric element. The images are also connected by color, via a hose, plants, and grass.
The circle of grass may be recognized by viewers, as it references circles of grass on the sidewalk by the Walker Art Center, that are not there anymore. The square granite block is a stepping stone, part of a walking path on the side of a building. The center image shows a landscape, formed by vegetation growing in front of a painted wall by a bike path. The wall is re-painted sporadically by city workers to cover graffiti. The white washed wall creates an unintended sky.
All images in the triptych are color digital photos from medium format negative scans. The triptych was finished in 2017.