My work is an archive of objects and printed matter for a post-climate change world. Using
specimen logic, landscape theory, isolation, and the glitch to reflect on this future, I question the
definition of landscape and how we examine the environment as a larger system. This work calls
attention to the barren aftermath of the environmental crisis we now find ourselves in and are
destined to face.
Within the archive I reimagine landscape in response to the current climate crisis through exploring
an ecological blend of virtual and physical realms. Landscape is an ever-changing word. A physical
and psychological space that implicates human activity, and is connected to our psyche, language,
and history. Landscape both represents where we come from and what we are now culturally
disconnected from due to the effects of the Anthropocene.
To create the archive, I have been hiking, researching the effects of climate change, and utilizing
the University of Arkansas Special Collections. I found that the variety of publications included in
the archive, such as cookbooks and diaries round out the topics and challenge the commonplace
research norms that facts and figures are the most essential. Hiking and being in nature is also a
very important part of my studio practice where I recharge, observe, and remember why this
archive needs to exist.