“Nearly Natural” is an on-going project that stems from my experience of alienation while living in urban spaces. Addressing the thin line between nature and artifice in urban environments, I explore the ways that lived reality is elaborately engineered through landscape design and architecture.
In this work, I inject the idea of engineered space-making into image-making by digital manipulation and studio setting, showing a perspective of elevated vision in the city. A city without an identity is no longer confused with the distinction between reality and illusion, but an echo of the everyday situation. In the context of urbanization, the natural elements become a visual metaphor of desire and fantasy, reflecting an image of fleeting to flee from a busy life—a compensation of reality.