Electrical towers and their endless lines of sizzling wires stand
like sentinels of our technological society. Their size and singularity
provide a sense of scale as they interrupt and frame our experience
of the land. Our need for their service makes their appearance
ever-present. The relationship we have with them is ambiguous.
They support an awesome power; one we cannot approach too
closely. Simultaneously, they have an abstract beauty that is
cloaked in an anthropomorphic form. The technology seems to
be from a futuristic fiction, made up of strange giants attached
to bizarre substations, with Rube Goldberg looking devices, to
connect us to a modern world. The places where these towers are
located have the names and identity from a past, when the landscape
was thought of as an idyllic re-creation of a new world. They are
suggestive of what the landscape holds, rather than the shape of
gridlines that we layer upon it. I look through the lens of landscape to
question how our perceptions shape our experience with the natural world.