Constructs Deconstructed

Constructs Deconstructed

Rebirth of the Business District, 2017
Rose Anderson: Relics of Industry, Nature as Sanctuary
The Rosenberg Gallery at Goucher College
Archival Pigment Print
18" x 32"

Years ago I used to look for a word that would express the notion of humans as part of nature, not separate from it. I thought it might be a very ancient word, but I did not find it. I concluded that if a people were already one with nature, maybe there was no need for a word to validate that oneness. 

So, perhaps the question I should have been asking was: is there a word for what separates us from nature? 

I did find a word for that: "construct". 

What makes humans different is that we build constructs. While the laws of nature are immutable, we are only subject to constructs if we agree to them. And if those agreements cause harm, we can change them.

Immutable Nature, Immutable History

Immutable Nature, Immutable History

These Are Not Their Names

These Are Not Their Names