Artist: Luciana Abait
Terminal 7 Gallery
Luciana Abait’s “Iceberg Series” of surreal, photo-based manipulated landscapes aims to raise awareness of environmental issues and the urgent need for corrective actions to halt global warming. Abait created the frosty landscapes of imaginary icebergs by combining photographs she had taken of California mountain ranges with found images from encyclopedia and text books. Within these inhospitable terrains, Abait inserted manmade objects, such as a Ferris wheel or a billboard, producing an eerie atmosphere. The presence of these out-of-place objects suggests issues of adaptation, assimilation, isolation and displacement, and serves as a reflection on the aggressive intrusion of humans on the natural world—even in the most remote places on earth.
As Abait worked on this series, she learned that the majestic
Luciana Abait was born in Argentina and currently lives in Los Angeles. Her artwork has been shown in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia.
Photos courtesy of Panic Studio LA and Luciana Abait.