miller & dustin smith
and nature exist as two dynamic opposites each working against one another.
The lack of consideration for a synthesis of the technological pursuit
and the natural environment has proven to be the real problem though.
Without hesitation the pursuit of technology advances for better or worse,
and as society has chosen to hold its technological achievements as its
great legacy, abandonment of these enterprises is not an option. Society
tries to hide the ugly side effects of technological advancement out of
sight from the people who enjoy the benefits, but as the need grows even
greater the elements of the man-made world are beginning to cover up what
remains of the natural beauty in the environment. Electrical power lines,
dams, highways, and wireless communication towers all serve the daily
needs of the public in a variety of useful ways, however, have the desires
of necessity outweighed the need for real artistic beauty in the everyday
lives of the people on this planet? Either way the people have chosen
to live with these objects. Can society find a balance between its technological
advances and the disruption of the natural landscape?