Monument to an Ecosystem
Monument to an Ecosystem is a public art project that bridges analog and digital photography. In essence, it ties photography and nature together as both foreign and familiar in the landscape of the Wissahickon Valley Park, Philadelphia.
The works are cyanotypes, created by light-sensitive chemistry and exposure by the sun. The cyanotypes are rephotographed digitally and printed double-sided on vinyl, 5’x 7’. The final images are installed in trees – in a grouping together, at the park, September 2019 – September 2020.
About this series
Each photographic image has holes cut out. The holes function as a viewing device through which a pedestrian can literally look through an image to the other side. It functions as a telescoping device, as an optical shift between “real” nature and photographed nature. It also functions as a metaphor; puncturing nature, cutting through the image.
Concurrently, once installed, I will document the project every month. Photos and videos will show how the large photographic murals change over the course of a year; due to human traffic, environment, and weather conditions. Documentation will regularly be updated to this dedicated website.