Extraction Print Series











Humans are an eroding force. We physically shape the Earth to retrieve precious remnants held deep within our planet’s crust. Within my prints, I have been separating landscapes into segments based off of geological diagrams, and have been exploring the alteration of my printing matrix through rough physical processes such as the use of a handsaw to remove the mountain-tops within an image. These printed works specifically dig into resource extraction and mountain top removal and tie into my interest in how the Norse mythological concept of wryd reflects upon the state of our environment. The concept of wyrd talks about fate and the power of the past upon the present in the future. The emphasis in their beliefs is not placed on a predetermined destiny but instead upon what we chose to do with what fate has in store. I use the physical removal of material to reflect upon this decision humanity will have to make.