Topographical Studies 1

Humans have always felt an irresistible urge to represent and interpret their reality. Topographical maps were created to address this intrinsic need. A topographical map provides a detailed and accurate graphical representation of the natural and cultural features of a landscape by means of contour lines. In a similar way, the photographic process takes in information about the three-dimensional world in the form of light, and produces a two-dimensional representation of it. The series Topographical Studies examines the physical environments I regularly encounter and how I relate to them. By creating sculptures, photographs, and videos, I address ideas of representation, perception, and identity.