How can we shape our near and distant future? Orbiting in space, NASA's GRACE mission satellites (both acronym and poetic metaphor: Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) relay data that has transformed our analysis and understanding of Earth's system. These twin satellites are two bodies in constant motion. The shifting distance between these partners is measured by microwave sound, signaling gravitational shifts of water and mass.
Inspired by these new observations and findings, and in an effort to make sense of our off-kilter world, my project, Message from G.R.A.C.E: Imaginings of an Altered World is an intuitive, visual imagining of a transformed world. In this work I offer an inverted reality that is present but not yet seen. The reveal of the color negative upends our understanding of the natural elements. Sky becomes ground, sand a glacier, reflection a galaxy, invasive plant species lacy delights, the brilliant sun a black hole. Delicate details or vast landscapes are familiar yet strange, holding both beauty and decay, alarm and possibilities.
This work is presented as 22.5” x 30” aluminum prints, in editions of 8 + 2 AP