THE LAST OF THE WILD FRONTIER LANDS
White Wolf in Mossland, chromogenic print
Canadian artist Adam Makarenko creates series of dioramas which are then photographed with altered perspective. Influenced by science and nature, Adam creates photographs concerned with human manipulation of nature.
Pursuit, chromogenic print
Cessna, archival pigment print
HWY Drive, chromogenic print
There is a raven on our way down the northern highway
Adam grew up in Atikokan, Northern Ontario, where the caribou once roamed. “When Adam was growing up there, Atikokan was coated in red ore dust, and boasted two of the largest ore mines in the world. It was nestled in the heart of the Northern Ontario wilderness, isolated from the rest of the world. In 1980 the mines shut down, and it was at that point when Adam began to nurture his artistic ideas by exploring fields of endless moss, muddy swamps, thick boreal forests, and abandoned open pit mines” - from website.
Posted by DESIGN SQUISH
February 18, 2010
on 02/19 at 04:32 AM
there's almost something sinister about these images, but they are definite and strangely beautiful. thanks for sharing, and i hope you're having a wonderful week!
xo urban flea
on 02/19 at 02:11 PM
Hey! Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog.
:] I think these images are about our perception of nature. Our civilized distance from it?
on 02/19 at 06:02 PM
i really like these!
on 02/19 at 06:59 PM
Me too! They remind me of architectural scale
models and animal displays in natural history museums:
P.S ( I will be posting more good photography soon.)
on 02/19 at 07:29 PM
Definitely a little spooky looking. Really nice and very cleverly done nonetheless. The eye immediately notices there's something not quite right but can't figure out what it is.
on 09/24 at 06:06 PM
Beautiful, love the wolf cause it looks just like my own husky mix. Very mystical and fairy-tale type atmosphere to them.
on 09/24 at 06:54 PM
One of my favorite artists.