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Thaw: Spring Snow, no. 4
Archival Inkjet Print
2017
Regan Golden, Regan Golden-McNerney
Archival Inkjet Prints
50 x 36 inches
2016
Regan Golden, Regan Golden-McNerney, Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship
Archival Inkjet Print
36 x 50 inches
2016
End of Winter 2017
Archival Inkjet Print
2017

Thaw documents one of the warmest winters on record in Minnesota. As the snow and ice melted, it revealed rotting leaves, bits of moss, and discarded plastics in the thin strip of woods that buffers my house from the massive rail yard. My work explores how landscapes are made and unmade through the mixing of photography, drawing, painting and found materials. I am fascinated by how pictures of landscapes are crafted and I am haunted by the possibility that we might someday have to fabricate winter due to global warming. The images in Thaw consist mostly of surfaces, or materials that don't quite meet the definition of objects -- muck, melt, and twisted light.