I inhabit a world were the constructed and the natural interact with each other. They often don’t even know that they are intersecting one another. It is only through the photographic medium of fixing pixels on a sensor that these universes meet each other.
I am attracted to discover the truth in this meeting. I am exploring how human beings craft environments both on a personal home based level or in our public spaces.
Architects make decisions based on how their structure will be perceived by the viewer. Other times their decisions are only a consequence of some cost benefit analysis. In either case the manmade structure will impact the view on the natural world.
As society has attempted to isolate themselves from nature we are only a thin plate of glass away. We only need to look up to see a piece of sky, if we are lucky enough to not be blocked my smog or buildings. Our eyes can shift to the ground to see the weeds sprouting up in cracks in the pavement. These precious pieces of sky and green are there.
It is in the greenery we plant to remind us of the natural world. I am guilty of this too. For I have planted a garden in my own concrete suburb to create a connection with nature. I want to bee reminded of a time when we needed a garden for our survival.
The two worlds must be in harmony with each other. Mankind needs to take steps to respectfully preserve nature. We need to live in a world that utilizes nature to stimulate our lives through. Let the sunshine wash our homes in natural light through UV energy efficient window. Let us make homes that use simple green technology. We want to create shared spaces where nature is free.
Let us not view the world in US versus NATURE, but be in harmony with nature.