The Rebel Forest

by Patti Ambrogi

Photograph
2013-2014

24" x 36"

This piece located: RIT Archive Collections, Wallace Library

This piece belongs to the RIT Archives Art Collection
The Rebel Forest is a new chapter in the Geographies of Desire, surveying two tracks of land held in preservation: The Bentley Woods in Victor, New York and the Cathcart Island on Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada. The Geographies of Desire are a continuing series of photographs documenting observations of the natural world and our presence in these environments. The work maps a progression of walks on land preserved through various forms of land management. These photographs explore our conceptions and idealizations of nature while they reflect the social and political conflicts we face as 196 countries establish a framework to slow the rate of global warming.