Artificial Landscapes

"Man is a singular creature. He has a set of gifts which make him unique among the animals: so that, unlike them, he is not a figure in the landscape — he is a shaper of the landscape."
Jacob Bronowski

These are landscapes of places not yet formed but that exist in the imagination of the restless. They are a cross between representations of our world and of future landscapes yet to be formed or yet to be found on other worlds. As a planet is terraformed what becomes of the old landscape? If terraforming fails what becomes of the nascent life seeded there by us? Dark skies loom in these photographs, either lightened by the success of humans or further darkened by failure.