It's beautiful isnt it? But it's also an image of a scarred landscape. What does it do to me, now that I realized I found beauty in things that are mutated/mutilated? I love art that makes me raise these questions. Art that instinctively makes me think differently and experience contrast.
David Maisel created this art with aerial photographs of landscapes that have been environmentally impacted. As we gaze upon his art, he succeeds in engaging us into exploring the aesthetics, ethics and politics captured in these images.
from the series TERMINAL MIRAGE
The spiral structure seen in the photograph was made by artist Robert Smithson.
- The "Spiral Jetty" Rozel Point, Great Salt Lake, Utah April, 1970 -