Fission Country (in progress)
Fission Country is a reflection on the ongoing developments of natural gas extraction. The artist questions the various impacts it has made and continues to make on communities and landscapes. Each image serves to embody a perceptive idea. Collectively, the work is a narrative that melds together elements essential to the technological process of hydraulic fracturing and the results documented from human experiences. It is through personal stories and attention to detail where the artist finds a level of common ground in a subject matter that is saturated in controversy. The experience extends to the artist and her process while exploring this topic. The work exemplifies only the essence of a multifaceted story in hopes to start a productive dialogue and enhance perspective.