This photo series was inspired and created while hiking on Green Head Island in Saint John, New Brunswick.
After stumbling upon waste that had a shockingly strong juxtaposition to the woods surrounding it, I was left feeling curious. The theme of this series is highlighting unnatural objects found in nature. One wonders if this litter is more impactful on the senses because it is especially out of place and rusted. A plastic bottle floating in the ocean would most likely not bring the same type of intrigue, but it has a similar environmental impact. Finding and capturing this waste made me wonder if unconventional trash and settings are more inspiring for change.
This series aims to have viewers question how these foreign objects ended up in the forest and how long they will remain there. Who selfishly brings a bathtub, a car or a wheelchair into nature, leaving it behind to slowly rot and decay? Nature is left to recycle man-made objects in an attempt to return the world to its natural state and re-claim its space. How long will this process take before the impact of these objects is no longer strongly evident?
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