Contemporary artists take images of the landscape and filter them or layer them or juxtapose them with the evidence of other ways of seeing or with an explicit acknowledgement of ecological and political issues. This landscape art is no longer an unconscious carrier of myths of dominion, or sublimity. The self-consciousness of this age demands the artist deconstruct in some manner these approaches and display a critical awareness of history and ideology. But, I would suggest that, at some base level, the artist often still seeks an identification with the land.

Stephanie Radok
The Sublime and the Parochial: The Foot of God

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