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2021 SPE Annual Conference: Imagining Legacy: Archives, Collections, and Memoria

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Daniel George

SPE Member since 2008
Member Chapter: Southwest

Natural Selection

The contemporary landscape is detailed and intricate. It is divided into segments that are separately owned and diversely maintained. Through photography I am exploring these unique subsections that form this complex environment. I am observing and recording these characteristics to better understand the makeup of my surroundings. I am interested in learning why particular locations are given such special attention. I am focusing on variations of land, which reveal an individual's personal reflection of, and relationship to the environment. Directly manipulating and placing objects within the landscape conveys this interconnection. Often, the attempt is to emulate an ideal natural world. I am especially drawn to interactions that are distinct and whimsical. I view these spaces as types of sub-landscapes, which when assembled depict an eccentric man-made world. These images are my contemplation of artificial environments with quirky intricacies that describe the formation of the modern landscape.

East Canal Street

Bryan Woods Road

Marshview Road

Northwest Radial Highway

Turnbuckle Court

Gragg Street

Blue Heron Drive

White Bluff Road

Charlene Street

North Stark Street

Sea Island Parkway

Duval Street

West Congress Lane

Bowsprit Lane

Downing Avenue

Earl Avenue

Beech Street

North 156th Street

West Bay Street

North 186th Avenue

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