Evan Hauser

Evan Hauser records the complicated impact land has on the human experience, taking the conversation beyond beauty and resources to investigate constructs of cultural and societal ideals in varying regions, as a result of interactions between the individual and nature. His process begins with reflection upon national decisions made about what is private and what is public land. Acknowledging his perspective is a prototypical view of a Euro-American interpreting a western experience, he says, “When looking at a national park, we are confronted by land that is supposedly wild and natural. In reality, the lands within the park are a construct as the wildlife is managed, fires suppressed, and paths are designated for wandering tourists.”