My research and artistic practice examines the political, scientific, and economic systems surrounding energy production through both a global and local lens. I am interested in how these networks of power generation are intrinsically tied to the landscape. I also explore how the American culture of progress impacts ecological systems and the contemporary condition of a planetary environmental consciousness.
My work creates a moment for conversations surrounding what it means to be an energy consumer and how it relates to our abstract notions of nature and landscape. I am interested in questions that contemplate land use, ownership and boundary allocation. Reflecting on the absurd, the practical, and the inevitable, I create artwork that navigates failed inherited systems and the promise of creativity and invention.
Image (right): Copyright Eileen Wold, Solar NYC, 2009.