Les Portes du Paradis

The landscapes in this series were sourced by googling images tagged with the word 'PARADISE'. The images were then coupled with elements of packaging found on city streets.

I made low-resolution prints of the found photographs to contrast the artificiality of the images with the utopian dream of ’paradise’. I then added cut-out elements of the litter I had been collecting, thus creating portals to a strange new world.

The environmental impact of tourism is a theme, as is humanity’s wasteful cycle of excessive production/consumption. Our planet is a natural paradise, but increasingly the fake and the artificial are encroaching on our biosphere.

'Les Portes du Paradis' is a collage series, litter on photocopy, mounted on recycled cardboard.