Reclamation

Elizabeth Cavaliere


The ability of the landscape to reclaim itself after human intervention provides an optimism for the planet during the current green crisis. Reclamation by the marshes of Sackville, New Brunswick represents the digestion of modernism’s symbols and leftovers. The industrial park’s abandoned machinery has been reclaimed as the marsh’s own and is now camouflaged by the texture of nature. Throughout Reclamation, nature’s degradation of human presence encourages the contemplation of a post-human environment.