Satellite drawings

These drawings are part of an ongoing series focused on the human footprint as it manifests itself on the physical landscape.  I approach these images as iconic places, reflecting the infrastructure that underlies the values and dependencies of our time.    This series is focused on the container port as an icon of economics, global trade, and consumption.  There permanence and physical alteration of the landscape fixes them as part of the natural order as imposed by human history.  They are globally consistent images that are universal. 

This series is sort of a sequel to an earlier series here on Polar Inertia, which was a collection of photographs, paintings, and drawings also focusing on the subject of the shipping industry.

Matthew Cramer

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