Camilo Ramirez, Faux Organic

Recent Work

If we are a product of our environment, what will happen to us now that our environment is a product of our own design? The urban landscape has become as complex as we are. Its structures mark out everything about our experience as individuals and as a society. It reflects us perfectly. Within this landscape are the physical boundaries that define our daily routines and help shape our way of life. But what evolution has led us to this particular kind of environment?

This work explores a variety of common urban conventions as they outline our public space and influence the collective perception of our culture. In looking closely at the more pervasive elements of our space, I consider both the potential and limitations of the way we live. Beneath the order and familiarity of our modern rituals is the uncertainty and wonder of a world that is all too familiar.

Faux Organic, 2003