Clearing Winter Storm, 2007, C-Print, 90 x 75,5 cm







Clearing Winter Storm

The piece Clearing Winter Storm was the first approach to the question of how the picture of landscape is conveyed and influenced through media here in the US. Ansel Adams' work seemed to me to be one of the most popular influences on the American image and concept of landscape. With my work I wanted to reflect Adams' view on landscape. In this experiment I rebuilt one of his most famous photographs: Clearing Winter Storm from 1942. The illusionary space that opens up in this arrangement of things has to hold its own ground against the character of a raw pile of waste, of institutional fixture.