- 9.25" x 6.5"
- 141 photos & illustrations
Vasko. Abandoned Salton Sea: Dystopian Panoramas presents a journey into this unique Southern California region. An initial glimpse of the Salton Sea and its environs is a surreal experience—the landscape is at once unfamiliar, deserted, dramatic, silent, dystopian. All of us are fascinated by hidden stories, and there are thousands of veiled tales of loss tucked within the Salton Sea footprint. The Salton Sea panorama shrieks for a mitigation lifeline to halt the escalating ecological damage cloaking this region. Mother Nature, nevertheless, still manifests technicolor displays of spectacular sunrises and sunsets—as if she must open her paint box and decorate the sky with a riot of color as overcompensation for environmental folly. Ghost-like towns, some unconventional artistic and off-the-grid enclaves; the dramatic morning and evening atmospheric canvases, nature's last gasps; and beaches blanketed with pulverized fish bones and the detritus of once vibrant communities are some of the cautionary and curious tales presented within this Salton Sea collection.