My process begins by building small-scale three-dimensional models of landscapes and then photographing them. Once the photo is made I destroy my model, leaving the photograph as only evidence of my 3D construction. My work seeks to question how we as a society define what is “real” in a worldwhere a multitude of media and technology radically shapes and filters our reality.
The models I create reference traditionallandscape painting from the Hudson River School and Luminism,styles which are indicative of evoking the sublime and Emersonian thought. Comprised of predominantly man-madematerial, my models draw attention to the hyperreality we exist in, and push us to re-think and re-examine our surroundings.