My project, Fauxliage, documents the disguised cell towers in the American West. I was initially drawn to their whimsical appearance, then felt disconcerted by how this technology was clandestinely modifying our environment.
In recent years, a strange array of palms, evergreens, flagpoles, and crosses have been growing in my area. The trees and pillars are not what they appear to be; they are a ruse. I explore how this manufactured nature is creating a newly accepted aesthetic in our neighborhoods. My photographs expose the towers’ idiosyncratic disguises and highlight the variety of forms.