This endeavor posits that the ways in which humans acclimate to and engage with their surroundings over time, craft a unique narrative — a biography of the terrain and its inhabitants. We all etch an enduring mark, reflecting not only our activities but our sentiments and principles as well, and these traces reveal how something stunning can also be devastating and intimidating.
The objective of my project, born in the Huayna Potosí region of La Paz, Bolivia, is to narrate the tale of a landscape, treating it as a living entity. I have produced photographic pieces that document the extraction of the primary raw materials in this area. Using the backdrop of geological and archaeological history to bolster this biographical journey, I aim to show that landscapes are more than just our living environments. They are the crucibles of our customs and ways of life, and the stage upon which our actions and attitudes are permanently etched. This project was inspired on The Anthropocene Project, a multidisciplinary body of work from world-renowned collaborators Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal, and was presented by Oxygen Gallery in Nelson, and Kootenay Art Gallery and Casteglar, BC, Canada.