Michelle Rozic: West Los Angeles

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CAUSE: Grades of Green, an LA-based organization that develops educational environmental programming in schools around the globe. 

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Southbound on N. Beverly Blvd., Beverly Hills. Panel 1. Ink on Rives BFK. 16'' x 20''. 2016

Southbound on N. Beverly Blvd., Beverly Hills. Panel 1. Ink on Rives BFK. 16'' x 20''. 2016

My work portrays the intersection of nature and culture through representation. Panorama photographs captured through the window of a moving car are the source images for my current series. The landscape moves past the car window faster than the camera is able to snap photos to seamlessly overlap and blend due to the variables of time and distance. The final glitched panoramas subtract slices of imagery and add artifacts.

The focused mid-ground falls between the distorted foreground and background, keeping the inhabitable landscape at a distance, just as the aspirations of the American Dream has moved beyond reach for many. Representing the instantaneous digitally photographed landscape through drawing adds subjectivity and mediation. The mechanical, fragmented shapes of the suburban neighborhood emerge from the fluid ink wash rendering. 

 

Southbound on N. Beverly Blvd., Beverly Hills, Panel 4. Ink on Rives BFK. 16'' x 20''. 2016. 

Southbound on N. Beverly Blvd., Beverly Hills, Panel 4. Ink on Rives BFK. 16'' x 20''. 2016. 

Southbound on N. Beverly Blvd., Beverly Hills, Panel 3. Ink on Rives BFK. 16'' x 20''. 2016. 

Southbound on N. Beverly Blvd., Beverly Hills, Panel 3. Ink on Rives BFK. 16'' x 20''. 2016.