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ben brady

Utopia?

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Perhaps a Utopia in the future brings new questions of the relationships between humans, nature, and machines. On one hand, the images could be seen as a utopia, with man using machine to bring him to serene places in nature that maybe otherwise were unattainable, perhaps as a result of extreme weather conditions or nuclear fallout. The machine is the protection between man and the elements but also the vehicle that brings the two together.

On the other hand, the images are perhaps representing a future dystopia. There is a tenuous relationship between the machine (something instant and man-made) and nature (something developed over a long time). The presence of this foreign vehicle on such a serene and peaceful backdrop feels uncomfortable and like an intrusion. There is a feeling of triumph of machine over nature and maybe we aren’t driving the vehicle, but it is driving us.

images: by ben brady at Second Beach, La Push, Washington

drawings: Rhino, Vray, Illustrator, etc.

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