The Ragged Edge integrates the composite techniques developed for Iterations with strategies for environmental engagement designed to de-familiarize the familiar. Specifically, the project combines the linear transit methods of Richard Long with overlaid panoramas in order to represent the experience of inhabited coastal environments. The coast is the most universally accessible location of the sublime, and is persistently attractive, even as our modern confidences weaken in the face of increasing instability; this project provokes discourse regarding the aspirational romance and infrastructural realities of this defining geopolitical condition.
The Ragged Edge is informed by a research partnership with Nicholas Bradley.
All of the images are from 2014, and are 30” x 90” chromogenic prints in editions of five plus two artist’s proofs.