Portfolio > Parcelled Lands (Black and White Collages)

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Collage, Paint
91"h X 124"w
2010
Detail
2010
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2010
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2010
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2010
Installation view
Collage on Paper
9"h x 96"w
2011
Detail
Collage on Paper
9"h x 96"w
2011
Detail
Collage on Paper
9"h x 96"w
2011
Detail
Collage on Paper
9"h x 96"w
2011
Geometric Plains
Collage and Ink on Paper
36"h x 57"w
2010
From the Myth to the Land
Collage on paper
54"h x 120"w
2011
Detail
Collage on paper
54"h x 120"w
2011
Detail
Collage on paper
54"h x 120"w
2011
Detail
Collage on paper
54"h x 120"w
2011
Sprawl
Collage and Ink on Paper
22"h X 30"w
2010
Detail
2010
Detail
2010
Detail
2010
Detail
2010


These collages appear at first glance to present a clear and cohesive images of Western landscapes- images that fit neatly with our preconceived notions about the stability, wildness, and purity of nature. However, within the textured surface of the collages, viewers become aware of the contradictions contained within our preconceived notions of nature through the discovery of disparate and contradictory images. Photographs of feedlots and garbage dumps create rolling hills and deep canyons, while entire mountain ranges are constructed from satellite photographs of Earth. These constructed landscapes beg the viewer to contemplate the ways in which culture creates landscape, both physically and metaphorically.