Parcelled Lands (Black and White Collages)
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.