ENTANGLEMENT

 

Recent human activity has brought about environmental change on a colossal scale. As increased levels of carbon dioxide in our air cause temperatures and sea levels to rise, the ecosystems upon which animals and plants depend suffer along with all our natural and developed environments.

We can no longer avoid the fact that all aspects of the physical world are intricately linked. Discoveries in quantum physics, moreover, teach us that even at the subatomic level, quantum entanglement can cause particles to become interrelated and affected by each other’s behavior.

To illustrate this interconnectedness, ​I am combining ​my photos ​of zoos​ and​ natural history museums ​with those of ​contemporary urban settings. The compositions suggest our planet’s current state of disruption and the strange bedfellows this disruption creates.

As I build each composition, interweaving elements from the natural world with images from constructed spaces, displaced animals materialize in anomalous locations. Stunned to find themselves in alien surroundings – disoriented, mistrustful, even forlorn – they mutely proclaim their vulnerability, and remind us of our own.

Ascension
Ascension

2017 photomontage on panel 40" x 58"

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Sanctuary
Sanctuary

2017 photomontage on panel 47" x 65"

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The Gathering Storm
The Gathering Storm

2017 photomontage on panel 47" x 63"

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Washed Up
Washed Up

2017 photomontage on panel 35" x 52"

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Manhattan
Manhattan

2017 photomontage on panel 47" x 35"

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Migration
Migration

2017 photomontage on panel 40" x 60"

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The Beast Without
The Beast Without

2017 photomontage on panel 37" x 50"

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Royal Pharmacy
Royal Pharmacy

2017 photomontage on panel 47" x 65"

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On the Move
On the Move

2017 photomontage on panel 35" x 50"

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Mas Sabor
Mas Sabor

2017 photomontage on panel 33" x 50"

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Jazz Daquiris
Jazz Daquiris

2017 photomontage on panel 39" x 27"

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Rolling Thunder
Rolling Thunder

2017 photomontage on panel 47" x 70"

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Infinity
Infinity

2017 photomontage on panel 35" x 51"

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Home on the Range
Home on the Range

2017 photomontage on panel 35" x 47"

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We Wild
We Wild

2017 photomontage on panel 35" x 52"

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Emergency Landing
Emergency Landing

2017 photomontage on panel 34" x 47

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Excavating
Excavating

2017 photomontage on panel 47" x 70"

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Dislocation
Dislocation

2017 photomontage on panel 47" x 35"

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Unscheduled Arrival
Unscheduled Arrival

2017 photomontage on panel 47" x 44"

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Stranded
Stranded

2017 photomontage on panel 35" x 52"

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KATHRYN  DUNLEVIE                                                                                     PHOTO-COLLAGE

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