Outdoor Dining, Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, 1992
From the series, Desert Canto XV. The Salt Flats 1992
Dead Animals #1, 1987
Richard Misrach was born in California in 1949. He is best known for his studies of "human intervention in landscapes". His work represents a contrast between man and nature in thought provoking ways such as in "Outdoor Dining". This untouched land resembling nature's beauty is some what tainted with man made things laying about- the tables. Are man made developments on the way to ruin the natural state of this place? In "Dead Animals #1" we can see a pile of livestock laying dead next to what appears to be very polluted waters. Perhaps this is a sign of how man can come along and ruin or kill nature. This probably wouldn't have happened if industrial pollution had not crossed paths with these animals.