Digital print installation
This project explores the facsimile effect - the propensity of humans to mimic and duplicate nature as we simultaneously destroy it. In the arts, in our gardens and arboretums, we are comfortable recreating a controlled version of nature, one that bears almost no resemblance to a functioning ecosystem in which we are but one of many beings. Our fantasies of communing with nature occur at arms length, keeping us safe from the discomfort and chaos of life beyond our shelters. We keep tokens of these experiences in our homes, reminding us of how we feel when we allow ourselves to step closer into contact with the natural world. But this comes at a high cost that we are now only beginning to understand, and as it becomes too late to save that which we depend upon.