Message from GRACE: Imaginings of an Altered World
Orbiting in space, NASA's GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) mission satellites relay data that has transformed our analysis of the Earth's system. Here on Earth, I make photographs that visually interpret the GRACE data. These twin satellites—two bodies in constant motion—dance a back-and-forth duet. The shifting distance between these partners is measured by microwave sound, signaling gravitational shifts of water and mass. In this work I re-visit my landscape photograph archives and capture new imagery to create an alternative reality based on the potential effects of these seismic shifts, offering an inverted reality that is present but not yet seen. Delicate details or vast landscapes are familiar yet strange, holding both beauty and decay, alarm and possibilities.