“Burned Over” Series by Amelia Bauer.
Amelia Bauer created the series ‘Burned Over’ in the forests of Central New York (Book of Shadows: the Magic in Pictures by Amelia Bauer). Inspired by the mysterious stories that evolve around the ‘burned-over district’ of upstate New York, Amelia used artificial lighting to act as an outside force on the landscape.
“Amelia Bauer’s oeuvre is a series of discrete investigations into our cultural conceptions of the natural world. She examines her surroundings — particularly the deserts of Northern New Mexico and the forests of Central New York — through a lens of history and mythology. Aesthetic traditions are repositioned to create spaces that exist somewhere between our fears of the uncultivated wild and our romanticism of the “virgin” landscape. In this way Bauer explores the American experience of the frontier — the transitional landscapes at the boundaries of civilization.”
“Burned Over” Series by Amelia Bauer: