The effects of climate change and melting polar ice are behind the images of a dystopian world I have imagined for this series titled, “When the Ice Melts.”
Scientists believe that the oceans will rise three to four feet in this century. The clash of our consumer culture and industrial greenhouse gases with nature are most likely one of the primary reasons for this drastic change. I believe our weather will become harsher, and that cycles of flooding and drought will become our “new normal.”
I have decontextualized photos from my travels, common objects, and the detritus of our increasingly destructive and wasteful way of life in order compel the viewer to engage and consider the real possibility that a changing landscape is in their near future.