Filtering the Landscape
This series was photographed while immersed in the landscape as an artist-in-residence in Joshua Tree National Park. After printing the black and white landscapes, I merge the images with out of circulation filters in the state they are found in. This illuminates a tool used in the analog printing process and furthers the narrative of place by highlighting the omnipresent sun along with geological elements, and plants found in the park. The at risk joshua tree (yucca brevifolia) is featured and seems to shapeshift before your eyes. These magical trees have been granted temporary protection through the California Endangered Species Act, making them the first plant protected in the state due to threats posed by climate change. The filters combined with the monochromatic photographs share a color palette remembered and felt in the landscape along with my response to the impact climate change is having on the park.