My hypothesis in creating Environmental Composites was that, when we picture nature and the world around us, we picture idyllic places - islands, rivers, the cosmos, the building blocks of life - and leave out of our intimate understanding of the world those images that are manmade and raise complex questions about our role on the earth. By blending the two together, perhaps the idyllic image smoothes the way for the manmade to enter into our subconscious and allows a more full understanding of both as real parts of our contemporary environment.
There's a beautiful history in art of using collage to reject consumer culture and these digital collages follow that tradition. The Environmental Composites focus on the processes that serve human consumption and on the landscapes and elements those processes create. Each is composed of two collaged images that remain legible while they merge together.