Among the many relationships that define the human condition, the individual’s connection to the environment is primary. We worship and loathe it, sanctify and destroy it. Birth, death, and all that is graceful and vicious between, sit comfortably within the natural “web.” We also bloom and rot on its vast matrix, but the combination of our ambition and gifts makes want more than to simply survive. We aspire to leave our mark, inscribing our observations and gestures within the landscape, attempting to translate and transgress the space within which we find ourselves. (Kastner & Wallis, 1998, p. 11) Land and environmental art.
This picture was taken during my many hikes in the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg mountains, KwaZulu-Natal, S. Africa. I really miss that place.
Artist: Stephany Latham