Graduate Alumni Work > Advanced Fiber Studio (Highlights)

Pamela Paggao (Fall 2006)
Pamela Paggao (Fall 2006)
2006

My work is concerned with the relationship between the synthetic landscape created by man and the natural landscape, which occurs over time. An urban landscape is often seen as the space that we move through and function within, but not noticed as a newly created terrain; we have become desensitized to the scaffolding and construction sites. This newly acquired artificial urban topography is created to mimic nature, in its parks and through means of landscape architecture, and to surpass nature in that we have created skyscrapers and buildings meant to withstand the elements. Our synthetic landscape is ever changing with the intent of the highest bidder and at the extraneous cost of our natural landscape. It is through this work that I intend to allow the viewer to reassess their understanding of natural order and to question their understanding of the natural.