Mark's newest body of work, //_PATH explores how we perceive and navigate our surroundings in context of contemporary digital technology. He explores these ideas through digital photography, collage, 3D rendering, and 3D scanning technology. Within the images he focuses on using strict geometric and synthetic form to contrast against the landscape in which they are manifested; a comparison of language. The natural landscape can be seen as the most ancient of symbolic languages: it is the original set of symbols that birthed all of modern language; it is the original text. Focusing on the landscape and our modern digital language, I seek to understand our aggressive capture and digitization of our surroundings through very basic use of pure color and the native tools of contemporary digital imaging that we use to create meaning and manipulation in mass media.
Mark Dorf grew up in Louisville, KY in a family based in science and arts and later moved to Savannah GA to study art at the Savannah College of Art and Design. For the past few years he has spent his time seeking out new landscapes and environments to immerse himself within in order to continue his explorations of humanity and their interactions with the natural landscape from where we all once originally came. Mark seeks to understand humanity as an observer in his surroundings, using photography as a tool to explore the curious habitation of the world around us.