Fleur Jakobs

“Stripped of the Earth”

Having grown up with nature as a self-evident factor that was always present in my life, I find it strange to notice that the meaning of the concept of nature is changing. My fascination for the relationship between people, nature, technology and science is just as great as my concern about this relationship is.

In our time, the most unthinkable problems can be tackled with technology and science. But because we have these possibilities, we use it to arrange our environment to our own taste. This of course also applies to nature. We determine where and how plants grow, we determine which forms vegetables can and cannot take. Little is left to chance. The nature that we control and create no longer needs earth to survive, just us. And the nature that’s out there, that does need soil to survive, is limited by us because we keep on restricting the space it needs to grow.

Fleur Jakobs is a Dutch photographer.

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