Roots is part of a series of images that study Central Park’s illusion of naturalness. The visual blending of the natural (trees and bushes) with the anti-natural (skyscrapers, streetlights, etc.) equalizes two opposites and at the same time reassures urbanism and modern culture. Its country- side appearance stands in opposition to English Landscape Parks of the 18th Century that repre- sents an idealized view of nature. Central Park does not idealize but rather hides its artificiality.
( 20” x 20” )