A Photographic Series of Miniature Faux Fur Landscapes Examines the Myth of the Wild West (8 pics)




Waterfall

At first glance, Areca Roe ’s photographic series, ‘O Pioneer,’ seems to depict placid vistas of the American West, not dissimilar to what might be seen on a vacationing friend’s Instagram. But on closer examination, Roe’s images are actually miniature scenes, with faux fur comprising the textured landscapes.

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The Minnesota-based artist shares with Colossal that she was inspired by photographers who captured persuasive images of the West in the late 1800s, and whose work “helped propel the problematic narrative of Manifest Destiny, but also solidified support for national parks.” She continues, “My photographs are clearly a simulation, a farce, with the fake fur as a reference to the lure of potential bounty as well as the resulting devastation.” You can see more of Roe’s work on her website . She also has created limited edition prints of ‘O Pioneer,’ which are available in her Etsy shop . (via Colossal Submissions )

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Badlands

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Windmill

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Canyon

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Lagoon

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Coal Mine

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Passenger Pigeons

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Forest




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