Monday, April 6, 2009

Alexis Pike at Blue Sky

As a sixth generation Idahoan, the landscape of the West influences Alexis Pike's work. In Claimed: Landscape, Pike explores the way communities and individuals stake claims on the picturesque landscape and place it within the conventional structures of the community. Pike says, "by making a photograph of these claimed territories, I am staking my own claim to my heritage, the landscape.