COLONY

Luke REICHlE                                   

Combining original flower photos with images appropriated from vintage nudist magazines, this body of work reimagines the natural world through an artificial lens rife with digital editing and overpainting.  With the insinuation of press coverage depicting the Stonewall Riots and student protests of the late 1960's, these pieces seek to expose the isolation inherent in the idea of colony, exclusivity and the ghettoizing of Eden as a gated community.