Golf courses are highly produced landscapes— we might imagine that the game of golf takes place in the “the great outdoors”, because the building blocks consist of grass, plants, soil and flowers. However, this seemingly innocuous playground has been engineered just as much, if not more than a series of freshly developed apartments.
This project is an exploration of the definition of nature and the way in which culture has framed and distorted nature’s complexity. Each golf course presents a unique set of issues in its own right but also maintains a consistent relationship with cultural constructs of the landscape based art history, landscape architecture, environmentalism and politics. My pictures serve to highlight the charged elements of such a complex space, and this means that the visuals must acknowledge the beautiful and the grotesque. The physical and spiritual atmosphere becomes sublime.