CASP 5&J Gallery
People and this planet are inextricably tied. To have one without the other is something we cannot know.
People have changed the environment with their objects and waste. This realm of the environment is called the technosphere. The technosphere now surpasses the mass and biodiversity of the rest of the living world.
The Van Dyke brown and cyanotype are historical photographic processes, now called alternative. Both will fade over time, the blue cyanotype before the brown Van Dyke.
In 1 w/o the other I take advantage of the ephemeral qualities of these processes to make images about the role of people in the environment. I’ve created images in which one thing disappears, leaving the other—momentarily. Without people, or without the rest of nature, the earth would be something entirely different. Rather than propose a future, I question which will go first, people or the rest of nature.