erik schmahl
is on the webin 2023
i am a garden designer and educator interested in cultural conceptions of nature and how these conceptions are represented and perceived in manufactured landscapes as natural phenomenon. i am curious about the history (and continuation) of primitive accumulation through enclosure and the inherent violence in the idea of land as property, a defining feature of gardens. thinking about beauty in the face of global warming. moving rocks around and making impressions to capture rainwater while simultaneously feeling my feelings of guilt and pleasure as i drench stubbornly slow shrubs with the hose. how does one draw these ideas in isometric projection? 

mostly dreaming in .pdf and .dwg
a practice of pointing, clicking, dragging
and peeling the back from bumper stickers
that try  to convey
with love
a pure bootleg nature

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