Artist Statement

Exploring the landscape has consistently been a part of my photographs. Over the past few years, my focus has shifted to examine human interaction with the landscape, particularly the structures we construct that both allow us access into the landscape, and prevent us from exploring it fully.

 

My latest project deals with the constructed landscape of the botanical garden glasshouse. These spaces function as both a living museum and a manmade oasis. The artificial landscape is also an idealized one. Plants from different continents grow contentedly beside each other; all are equally dependent on their container for survival, as glasshouses tend to exist only in climates that will not sustain the tropical plants we have come to associate with paradise.

© 2018 Lauren Wesley