Our environment changes so frequently that it's difficult to imagine the earth's surface as full. Humankind's sprawl over open territory combined with our skill at adapting to new environments poses the question: Do we notice the changes around us? As we transform, degrade and obliterate our natural surroundings for the sake of urbanization and new development, is our progress marked by how far we will go or how much space we have left on this planet?
Infinity is a short word for something so vast and intangible as a never-ending horizon. A skyline displays a variety of buildings and structures, hiding the open ground which spans further than any eye can see. It is a place where two crucial elements to human existence—earth (tangible) and air (intangible), appear to meet - but do not. An officially declared intersection, marked as two [or more] designated meeting points has been created to increase the flow of direction. What was continuous is now divided by way of a connection point. Both horizons and intersections offer space where conflicting elements convene to create a perceived meeting place ground that is open to interpretation with Horizons + Intersections from photographer Derek von Essen and sound artist Don Pyle.
Check out Parts I and II
Check out Derek von Essen's web site.
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