An Unsearchable Distance is inspired by the numerous failed searches for the purported Northwest Passage. For several centuries it was assumed the elusive passage was just beyond a series of rapids, a little farther upstream, or over a mountain range—somewhere just out of sight. It never was. Instead, any semblance of a passage has only recently been revealed by the destructive melting of polar ice over the top of North America. It is ironic that the long sought and imagined passage only exists today as a result of building an environment to circumvent the natural barriers that once proved the impossibility of the same passage.
2017 – 2020