Ivars Drulle’s To My Homeland

Latvian artist Ivars Drulle’s 2017 exhibition was dedicated to the vanishing landscaping of his homeland. As put by the artist himself: “My home is in the rural countryside and the landscape is rapidly changing. The houses are being abandoned and left to decay. For some years there are ruins and then they disappear from the face of the earth. I drew a circle around my home with radius of 15km and counted at least 350 abandoned homes. For years I tried to document them before they vanish.”

See here for more: https://www.drulle.net/#/to-my-homeland/

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