A Path to Pristine Air
Archival Inkjet Print
16 x 20 inches
Geography of Desire Series
BIO: Patti Ambrogi is Professor Emerita in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including recent exhibits at CEPA, The Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, Tokyo Polytechnic Institute in Japan, the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, the Center for Book Arts in New York City, and The Boston CyberArtsFestival at the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, as well as the Menschel Gallery at Syracuse University, and the Memorial Art Gallery and the George Eastman House in Rochester.
STATEMENT: The Geographies map a progression of recurring journeys on land preserved through various forms of land management. They explore our conceptions and idealizations of nature while at the same time they tell the story on the ground, from the woods, of the political decisions we stewards face as we enact a framework to slow the rate of global warming.
A Path to Pristine Air documents a journey through Rain Forrest to the ocean, on the big island of Hawaii. The air in this location is said to be the purest air in the world, having traveled over 2,000 miles of undisturbed ocean.
I am drawn to the beauty of the enchanted forest and the primeval landscape as a place to walk and study and be.