“We create works in response to the ever-bleakening relationship linking humans, technology, and nature. These works feature an ambiguous narrative that offers insight into the dilemma posed by science and technology’s failed promise to fix our problems, provide explanations, and furnish certainty pertaining to the human condition.” [rest of statement here — free .pdf article]
“Your photography is a record of your living—for anyone who really sees. […] You may see and be affected by other people’s ways, you may even use them to find your own, but you will have to eventually free yourself from them.”
“How I see the world around me combines with recollections from multiple sources; the image of a water logged Washington State landscape might merge with that of disaster footage or a moment in an abandoned junkyard with a passage from The Grapes of Wrath. Within the series I am exploring not only the workings of memory and imagination but also our contemporary relationship to the landscape, where we might find ourselves in the future and how our feelings towards the landscape often center around ideas of dislocation, need and yearning.”
[read the rest of her statement + medium/techniques here]
The worst volcanic disaster of the 1900s is considered to be the eruption of Mt. Pelée. It erupted in 1902, on the island of Martinique, a French colony in the Caribbean. It killed 30,121 people. Only two people survived: a shoemaker living on the edge of the island and a prisoner who had been locked in a dungeon cell with thick stone walls.