landscapes

Matthew Albanese's fake landscapes

Matthew Albanese's fake landscapes

Matthew Albanese builds miniatures of extremely realistic looking natural landscapes using surprising materials. At first glance, they appear to be real photographs of natural phenomenons, but for example, the fierce tornado above was created using “steel wool, cotton, ground parsley and moss.” I also like his Martian surface built from “12 pounds paprika, cinnamon, nutmeg,…

Why We Need a Bold New Vision for Preserving Our Nation's Wilderness

Why We Need a Bold New Vision for Preserving Our Nation's Wilderness

I have welcomed several promising signs coming out of the Obama Administration, from the president’s push for clean energy to Interior Secretary Salazar’s efforts to block oil and gas leasing near some of Utah’s most stunning landscapes. But there is still something I am waiting to see: a bold new vision for preserving America’s wilderness.…