Plainfield is a suburb that sits between cookie cutter homes and cornfields, only a one hour drive from Chicago. The idea of moving to the suburbs is to live a quiet, clean, and less chaotic life. Behind each new construction of subdivisions being built, I see the creation of more roads, homes, businesses, and entertainment center.
What we fail to see is the destruction we have created.
This ongoing 3 year project is an exploration, understanding, and documentation of our relentless invasion of our beautiful natural lands.
Note: The background image you see will be used as a structure for a zine that will be incorporated into the finished book.
The zine will consist of transparent illustrations that will show the growth from a natural land, to its present state today. Each new layer will represent the growth of new homes, and roadways. Each new layer will represent one less river, lake, or forest.