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"What the public wants is an image of passion, not passion itself." -Roland Barthes

Questions of boundaries, value, impersonation, idealization, and failure arise in my work as I examine the cultural framings of the natural and unnatural.  As society defines the concept of nature it becomes further estranged. The more separated society feels from nature, the more it becomes a desirable product to attain. After dissecting the strategies in institutions such as parks or zoos, I imitate the system by exploiting the materials and tactics of the constructed environments. I look to identify the placement of value in natural beauties and flaws by documenting human experiences. These situations falsify the human connection to the world that we ourselves come out of.