Christy Speakman

THIRD FLOOR

Note from the Artist: “My work is about the representation of, and access to, an ephemeral landscape. The works insist on contradiction to reveal the marks of industrial globalization and land loss. Which phenomena should we value? Where do we look to find utopia? Mapping becomes a mission to get lost and search for images. Mystery is my compass.

I merge large-format chemical photography with digital techniques to combine multiple images into an intricate view of the landscape. In Moss Map, the sublime void of the sky becomes the water that grounds tiny islands of moss growing across an expansive horizon.