Environmental Occupations explores humanity's role of creation and its relationship with its environment. The concrete forms seen in the images, influenced by minimalist sculptors such as Donald Judd and Richard Serra, downplay any sort of expression and instead reference nothing but geometry and the dense substance that they are composed of. The aggressive shape, material, and imposing presence of the objects contrast greatly against the natural and harmonious landscapes in which they are found, rendering them out of context and providing a skewed image from what is inherently interpreted as real. The questions arise, where did these forms originate? Was there a creator? Is there a function?
Our contemporary landscape is one that is permeated with man made monoliths, sitting on the horizon, reforming the ebb and flow of the line that once was firmly established. The creation of this ever-expanding human footprint encroaches upon our environment through mathematical decisions at every moment. Creation can be considered one of the most powerful abilities a human possesses. However, this amount of control and power can grow to become intoxicating leading to adverse and unseen side effects. These effects cannot always be understood and can exist unseen to those who encounter them until it is too late and the potential damage has been done.
Though these forms seem to mimic functional urban horizons, they are useless and loom in the landscape with a quiet devastation. The forms look to have been man made, but their sheer size and lack of evidence of construction leave the viewer with a disconnect between a specific creator and the objects – just as we see in our mass produced urban world today. The figures seen in the images interact with the forms in an attempt to understand the occupancy of the odd structures and explore their power from a neutral and seemingly omnipotent presence.