Salt of the Earth Grids

8 images Created 17 Mar 2018

In Salt of the Earth, I use a vivid and abstract visual language combined with shifting viewpoints to enhance the surreal nature of the San Francisco Bay’s transforming landscapes while examining the impact of human activity on the environment.

After several years of taking these aerial photographs, I had thousands of images and I began creating formal grids based on the year they were photographed and a common color palette. I used the grid to reshape the landscape and transform it into something new. This reconfiguration emphasizes the surreal nature of these sites already altered and deformed by human activity.

Salt Ponds have existed in the San Francisco Bay since the 1800s and are characterized by environmentalists as having taken away the lungs of the Bay. My ultimate goal in the creation of this work is to raise awareness about the impact of human activity on the environment and the crucial need to preserve our natural spaces.
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