The concept of the natural landscape has evolved in conjunction with the intervention of humans in the environment. The Industrial Revolution acted as a catalyst for such physical changes. Many photographers have worked to document this change. New Topographics, a photography exhibition from 1975, presented viewers with a series of man-altered landscapes. The photographers who worked on this project and others like it introduced the actual landscape as we have shaped it, challenging the age-old idea of the Romantic Landscape. My work expands on the concept of the changing landscape and the duality of man and nature by romanticizing these scenes. I investigate the relationship between the Romantic Landscape and the man-altered landscape to redefine the Sublime in contemporary art.
Floyd, Haley, "Contemporary Romantic Landscapes" (2015). Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium (GRADS). 173.