Joseph Smolinski

Region: Northeast


City / State: New Haven, CT

My work, which examines our changing landscape, has led me to investigate communication networks, the production and distribution of energy and oil, and the industrial agriculture infrastructure. I am interested in how these industries shape our view of the “natural environment” as well as physically shape our planet. I am drawn to a view of the landscape that hints at danger or tragedy while producing a phenomenon of beauty.

My practice utilizes historical methods of image making while simultaneously embracing new digital technologies and media. This duality of longing for the past while striving for the future permeates the environmental discourse. My intent is to use both to raise new questions about the nature of nature.