Digitally simulated landscapes allow for experiential learning, but they also remove us from the outdoor spaces that surround us. To investigate this relationship, I project digitally rendered flora onto legally protected land and document the space using digital photography. These layered images make it challenging at times to recognize what is real and what is rendered. This work was made possible by the National Science Foundation and the Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program.
Sarah Rose is an artist, activist, and researcher with a practice based out of Chicago, IL. Her work nurtures visual complexities in order to detangle complicated narratives surrounding the state of our environment, site-specific ecologies, and personal histories. Rose engages in analog and digital photography as well as digital animation and writing.