Personal Landscape converses on the human need to control and manipulate nature. In my work I use environments where people have left their marks. I also use locations where nature has taken over urban environment.
Human nature has a basic need to interfere and organize its surroundings. That need is also presented in the relationship with nature. It is rather unusual to see forest in its natural state. Trees are grown in lines. Forests are cut down. Plantings are arranged to their specific places. Uncontrolled wilderness is frightening and “fear of forest” is a well-known term.
Human has raised itself over other living. The bond between human and nature is diverged. This has led to an imbalanced situation that we live in.
In the series Personal Landscape I depict the relationship between human and nature. My goal is to evoke thoughts on how we think about our environment.