The aesthetic I will be exploring is the same aesthetic as my first blog post! Depictions of this aesthetic include imagery of nature flourishing despite man-made obstacles – how humanity has abandoned, neglected, or mistreated a space that was once vital to everyday life. This style was popularized by multiple forms of media, ranging from photographs, paintings, films, shows, and video games. As concern for climate change and other environmental impacts grew, it was not uncommon for movies and novels in the early 2000s to depict apocalyptic events in succession to a man-made catalyst, and how these disasters would affect humanity.
I would like to explore this aesthetic further by creating a piece similar to the photos attached, where a very human object is being reclaimed by nature. We see an escalator, a bus, and jets all being swallowed by overgrowth, and I wish to recreated that on a smaller scale. I think it’s a very interesting juxtaposition between the accomplishments of mankind and how irrelevant they are in the face of Mother Nature. Wish me luck!
Photograph of an overgrown escalator by Twitter user @JIYUKENKYU_jp
Photograph of an abandoned bus by Instagram user @justinjenny
Jet Graveyard, posted by Reddit user u/SHeePMaN11