The work Death Valley Mosaic Canyon Reclaimed Steel belongs to a new body of free-standing sculptures in a intimate scale that the viewer can physically relate to.
Letha Wilson continues to expand boundaries between photography and sculpture by questioning how a photograph can be physically engaged. She trades the traditional confines of a photographic image by merging them with industrial materials like concrete, zinc, aluminum or steel. In doing so, she questions the duality between the natural landscape and our industrial, synthetic society.
Using landscape photography as a source, Wilson’s balance of material and image speaks to our relationship with the landscape, using both intimate and vast details of nature as subject.
The artist has implemented UV-printing which allows the works to be installed outside and engage directly with the elements and nature. As the patinas change over time due to various weather conditions, the natural world will act as a co-creative force on the form of this artwork.