Oblivion 18N, 2004

Not on Viewexpand_more

David Maisel’s photography captures the radical transformation of the physical and environmental effects of human consumption and inhabitation have on the landscape of the American West. More than a mere document, this photograph evokes sublime beauty and apocalyptic destruction, positioning Maisel within the complex dialogue of landscape photography that seeks to not only frame but interpret issues of contemporary landscape and culture. Maisel unveils the magnitude of ecological devastation that punctuates the vast frontier of the American West, a space that is often represented in the visual, cinematic, and literary arts as endless and eternal.

Oblivion 18N
Accession Number
Curator Approved

This record has been reviewed by our curatorial staff but may be incomplete. These records are frequently revised and enhanced. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@artsmia.org.

Does something look wrong with this image? Let us know

No Image Available