Lara Almarcegui, La montaña de escombros, Saint Truiden, Belgium, 2005
Lara Almarcegui's works examine processes of urban transformation that derive from a cycle of permanent destruction and (re-)construction. She explores the site-specific histories of derelict lots, documenting these sites in photographs, site maps, and writings she publishes in information brochures, her Guides.
She also draws up surveys of all construction materials, including the respective quantities, that went into buildings, and presents her findings in wall texts and other formats. Based on these calculations, the artist creates sculptural landscapes by stacking up previously unused construction supplies or building piles of recycled materials.
Posted by mistress of bodge at 8/30/2010 10:48:00 PM
Terry Toedtemeier, curator of photography at Portland Art Museum died in December of 2008 while signing copies of his new book, Wild Beauty: Photographs of the Columbia River Gorge, 1867-1957 in Hood River.
'Terry Toedtemier’s photography explores the spectacular geology of the Pacific Northwest, especially its unique basalt formations. With a degree in geology from Oregon State University and a lifelong sensitivity to natural beauty, it is not a surprise to observe the artist and scholar’s merging of aesthetics and science.' Portland Art Museum.