Outlier Spaces: Northern Field Sites
Prints—intaglio, lithography, digital output on Honen paper
This short series of print works explore the notion of “northern frontiers” by evoking, and critically considering, our imagined ideas of the Arctic zone. These prints contain appropriated imagery of artic-region landscapes drawn from historical journals, and contemporary online photo blogs. These have been fused with pictures of my own constructed models of campsite and outpost structures. Here, the human-built environments function both as symbolic and literal representations of ‘shelter’. They act as the permeable threshold between ourselves and the ‘wild’—or, between ourselves as viewers of the North from afar, and of the North as an actual, living reality.