Todd R. Forsgren
Ornithological Photographs / The World is Round / Post-industrial Edens / Resume
Untitled Re:Iterations / An Imperfect Representation / Other Works / Order a Book

Staring at the Sky and the Screen





Dreaming of Other Celestial Bodies
Wondering What They're Looking at
Breaking Branches and Bending Grids
Measuring Half-lives on the Horizon

Artist's Statement





Plot #001: An Uncanny Valley Near Gravity's Edge, 2016,
geotagged Flickr photos with Google Earth satellite imagery.


I have always thought it is very strange,
That some of the least touched places on earth,
Are going to be the most altered by climate change.

Exploring this vast wildnerness on Google Maps,
I made a discover: A series of odd rainbow valleys,
Tucked into the glaciers of far northern Greenland.

Wondering what it looked like from the ground,
I turned to Flickr to find geotagged photographs,
That other explorers had taken in this odd landscape.

The few images I found where even more strange,
Than what'd I'd expected to see in these valleys.
Odd flora and fauna and a very diverse culture...

So between the corrupted satellite imagery,
And this strange assortment of geotagged images,
I think I've started to understand it better.





Plot #002: An Uncanny Valley Near Gravity's Edge, 2016,
geotagged Flickr photos with Google Earth satellite imagery.


Plot #003: An Uncanny Valley Near Gravity's Edge, 2016,
geotagged Flickr photos with Google Earth satellite imagery.


Plot #004: An Uncanny Valley Near Gravity's Edge, 2016,
geotagged Flickr photos with Google Earth satellite imagery.


Plot #005: An Uncanny Valley Near Gravity's Edge, 2016,
geotagged Flickr photos with Google Earth satellite imagery.


Plot #006: An Uncanny Valley Near Gravity's Edge, 2016,
geotagged Flickr photos with Google Earth satellite imagery.


Plot #007: An Uncanny Valley Near Gravity's Edge, 2016,
geotagged Flickr photos with Google Earth satellite imagery.


Plot #008: An Uncanny Valley Near Gravity's Edge, 2016,
geotagged Flickr photos with Google Earth satellite imagery.


Plot #009: An Uncanny Valley Near Gravity's Edge, 2016,
geotagged Flickr photos with Google Earth satellite imagery.


Plot #010: An Uncanny Valley Near Gravity's Edge, 2016,
geotagged Flickr photos with Google Earth satellite imagery.


Plot #011: An Uncanny Valley Near Gravity's Edge, 2016,
geotagged Flickr photos with Google Earth satellite imagery.


Plot #012: An Uncanny Valley Near Gravity's Edge, 2016,
geotagged Flickr photos with Google Earth satellite imagery.


Plot #013: An Uncanny Valley Near Gravity's Edge, 2016,
geotagged Flickr photos with Google Earth satellite imagery.


Plot #014: An Uncanny Valley Near Gravity's Edge, 2016,
geotagged Flickr photos with Google Earth satellite imagery.


Plot #015: An Uncanny Valley Near Gravity's Edge, 2016,
geotagged Flickr photos with Google Earth satellite imagery.


Plot #016: An Uncanny Valley Near Gravity's Edge, 2016,
geotagged Flickr photos with Google Earth satellite imagery.


Plot #017: An Uncanny Valley Near Gravity's Edge, 2016,
geotagged Flickr photos with Google Earth satellite imagery.


Plot #018: An Uncanny Valley Near Gravity's Edge, 2016,
geotagged Flickr photos with Google Earth satellite imagery.


Plot #019: An Uncanny Valley Near Gravity's Edge, 2016,
geotagged Flickr photos with Google Earth satellite imagery.


Plot #020: An Uncanny Valley Near Gravity's Edge, 2016,
geotagged Flickr photos with Google Earth satellite imagery.