Aridland

Roberta Bondar


To appreciate Earth as a planet from its surface, I explore the desert horizon, folding and unfolding in a time scale more easily related to our human lifespan. Grains of sand and life etch the landscape into remarkable structure and colour, immersed in the most arid land and sky.

Deserts, no doubt, evolve from semi- deserts, derived from environments low in available fresh water. The Arctic is an example of a Polar desert while the Badlands of Alberta are considered semi- arid. Fluctations in climate can alter the current balance of water in nature, and in time, the classification of our landscape.

Curated by Roberta Bondar