Benches and seating area at a scenic viewpoint in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada, USA. 2014 (series Wild Wild West) by Elise Prudhomme.
Wild Wild West

Honoring the centennial of America’s National Park Service, Elise Prudhomme presents Wild Wild West, a contemporary study of Western American landscapes faced with man’s appropriation of them. While contemplating the landscape definitely involves an aesthetic act, appropriating the landscape implies an act of transformation. Transformed into places of recreation, habitation or consumption, the evolution of these landscapes reveals a new picturesque.

Honorant le centenaire du «National Park Service Organic Act», Elise Prudhomme présente Wild Wild West une étude contemporaine sur les paysages d’Amérique de l’Ouest face à l’homme qui se les approprie. Tandis que contempler le paysage signifie assurément faire intervenir un acte esthétique, s’approprier le paysage implique un acte de transformation. Transformés en lieux de récréation, habitation ou consommation, il en résulte de nos paysages culturels d’aujourd’hui un nouveau pittoresque.

Mirage, Death Valley National Park, California, USA, 2014 (series Wild Wild West) by Elise Prudhomme.
Remembering the painting by Vincent Van Gogh - La sieste, Cannon Beach, Oregon, USA, 2014 (series Wild Wild West) by Elise Prudhomme.
Overview of the residential community of Montagne Marron, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2014 (series Wild Wild West) by Elise Prudhomme.
Niépcephorien, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2016 (series Wild Wild West) by Elise Prudhomme.
Sliding rocks in Racetrack Valley, Death Valley National Park, California, USA, 2016 (series Wild Wild West) by Elise Prudhomme.
Incognito #2, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA, 2016 (series Wild Wild West) by Elise Prudhomme.
Cat-claw acacia infested with Desert Mistletoe, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA, 2016 (series Wild Wild West) by Elise Prudhomme.
With a view of Wizard Island, Crater Lake, Oregon, USA, 2014 (series Wild Wild West) by Elise Prudhomme.
Bend #2, Crater Lake Resort, Oregon, USA, 2014 (series Wild Wild West) by Elise Prudhomme.
Like the beached whale phenomenon called Cetacean Stranding, Hillsboro, Oregon, USA, 2016 (series Wild Wild West) by Elise Prudhomme.
Colosseum Dreams, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2016 (series Wild Wild West) by Elise Prudhomme.
Fossil Energy #3, Death Valley National Park, California, USA, 2016 (series Wild Wild West) by Elise Prudhomme.
Fossil Energy, Death Valley National Park, California, USA, 2015 (series Wild Wild West) by Elise Prudhomme.
Fossil Energy #2, Maryhill, Washington, USA, 2015 (series Wild Wild West) by Elise Prudhomme.
Washington Filifera in Death Valley National Park, California, USA, 2016 (series Wild Wild West) by Elise Prudhomme.
Rose colored canyon named after Ispahan, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA, 2016 (series Wild Wild West) by Elise Prudhomme.
Painted Hills John Day, Oregon, USA. 2014 (series Wild Wild West) by Elise Prudhomme.
Desert Screen #1, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada, USA. 2015 (series Wild Wild West) by Elise Prudhomme.
Painted Cove Trail Boardwalk, The Painted Hills, John Day, Oregon, USA. 2014 (series Wild Wild West) by Elise Prudhomme.
Pendleton, reforestation near Mount Saint Helens, Washington, USA. 2012 (series Wild Wild West) by Elise Prudhomme.