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 are intrinsically tied to the land and its development. I also look at how the American culture of progress impacts ecological systems and the contemporary condition of a planetary environmental consciousness.
Through exploration of structures that represent fossil fuel production within our landscape such as coal mines, power plants and oil refineries, I approach the issue of power production with awareness of its ecological connection. I am interested in questions about land use and ownership and how we prepare or create boundaries.
Through informal notations of DIY energy projects, studies on sustainability, I investigate the importance of abundant sustainable energy and explore what is possible through reflection, creativity and invention, while understanding that both systems exist simultaneously.
Image (right): Copyright Eileen Wold, Solar NYC, 2009.