ART 3470: Digital Photography 1
Digital Prints; 13” x 17”
10 Prints in this series
“Untitled/Uninsured documents the nature of a replacement economy, the wastefulness of American society, and the environmental damage caused by automobiles.
American customs do not place an importance on old and out of date objects, and instead, the old is torn down and replaced with the new. Automobiles reflect a highly concentrated form of a replacement market, where companies are solely focused on creating replacement parts for motor vehicles, and large plots of land are devoted to holding aged automobiles until they are picked clean of any usefulness.
When automobiles are left in junkyards they are reclaimed by nature, and poetically, destroyed the same way the vehicles did to nature. Nature cannot be stopped, and though we as humans may be damaging, we are nothing more than a blemish on the prepubescent face of Earth. These junkyards symbolize how the environment can peacefully continue to grow beautifully around destruction and man made objects without a care.”