The lithographs illustrate a quiet moment before a disaster, before the sandy city collapses and green smog settles over the metropolis, and suggest that there is a chance to choose a different outcome. These images show moments of our present world – flooding, pollution, drought – that are exceptional. The landscapes retain a surreal quality, a tranquility of dreams and an unsettled future, but their strange events retain the potential to become commonplace. The promise of destruction is seductive, and each terrible scene is already set to unfold in its own colorful world. In the images, time stands still, as if waiting to see what actually happens.
Within the images, visual elements repeat to form patterns, dense accumulations that suggest the proliferation of matter across the universe. There is an intersection of the old and the new, of spontaneous organic growth and measured architectural constructions. This contrast creates a tension, a uniting of disparate elements into an uneasy whole. The prints offer visions of grand transformations and celebrate the odds of defeat. The subjects share an obsessive quality, a meditation on their history and composition, and on what they will become. Small circles create an undulating texture, an underlying sense of the tiny atoms that comprise everything and the minute particles into which all things crumble.