Long For This World: Rebecca Reeve

Some people are urbanites.  And I used to think I might be one.  But then we lived in Seattle for three months ( and not even in a super-urban neighborhood! ), and I quickly confirmed that while I love and occasionally need a visit to a concrete jungle, the city just isn’t me.  Give me trees and an unobstructed view across the landscape and my heart is at peace.  In her series, Marjory’s World, New York photographer Rebecca Reeve captures the experience of our loss of connection to the natural world.

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Taking inspiration from the 1800s Dutch practice of covering mirrors, landscape paintings and portraits, Reeve chose to point her lens toward the disappearing landscape of the Florida Everglades.  Using household drapery to frame each scene, the photographer reminds us of our continuing forsaking and consumption of the natural world.

To see more of Rebecca Reeve‘s work, please visit her website.  Happy weekend, Artsies!  Mr. F and I are planning to immerse ourselves in the magnificence of the Redwoods a bit this weekend.  Hope you can get out and enjoy the beauty around you.

All images via the artist’s website.

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