Li-ion a series of photo-realistic drawings and ceramic sculptures inspired by three global sites impacted by technology and tracked with earth imaging satellites: lithium ponds in the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, a new site in western Nevada, and a developing site in the Mojave Desert.
These sites of extraction are in conflict with national parks, clean water, and indigenous cultures. Lithium is increasingly in demand from major corporations to produce lithium-ion batteries. My research, producing drawings, sculptures, and artist books, focuses on the industrial history of the land and satellite imagery as a tool for power. Considering the two thousand year old successful military strategy of 'high ground' and the use of mapping as a instrument for colonization in the Americans, I use drawing as a tool to question current ways of seeing landscape through contemporary mapping technologies.