Winter depicts snow and ice covered landscapes during the harsh regional winters or rural Minnesota.
These fields and the surrounding rivers, lakes, woods and interstitial wild areas are dealing with increased precipitation and increasingly extreme and adverse weather events.
My ongoing work explores -metaphorically- our changing, mutable, evolving relationship with the land by exploring the cycles and rhythms of diverse ecosystems, weather patterns and climate change. True wilderness—places untouched by mankind—no longer exist. The impact of our species now affects all others.
Around the edges of the frozen fields and lakes wilderness lurks, waiting patiently and inevitably to return. We are a fragile and vulnerable part of a resilient natural system. Life and the land will outlast us.
The desolation in these images foreshadows the legacy of desertion and abandonment we are slowly accumulating for future generations.