Living in an urban environment it is often difficult to get a sense of nature and wild spaces and in a world constantly under surveillance it is almost impossible to have mystery and intrigue. Bigfoot is renowned for living in huge expanses of uncharted forest, of which we have nearly none left in the UK. I wanted to demonstrate the conflict between a life influenced by nature, compared with a life controlled by man, by juxtaposing the concept of Bigfoot, a creature best known for being elusive, with an environment constantly under surveillance with no possibility of remaining undetected. I wanted to shine a light on the tragedy that is created by the technological world in which we live. The modern world has removed ambiguity and mystery from our lives; the idea that a creature such as Bigfoot could live in the modern world becomes intellectually nonsensical. I feel strongly that mans’ obsession with digital surveillance is robbing humanity of its imagination and its sense of awe and wonder and I am seeking to explore the boundary between what is ‘known’ and what is ‘imagined’.
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