Geometrics, Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, 1987, Gelatin silver print, 14 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches, gift of George H. Speciale in memory of Tamie P. Speciale, UMFA2015.9.1 

From a small plane flying at a low altitude, photographer Marilyn Bridges (American, born 1948) captures the marks of mankind on the surface of our planet. Taking as her subjects both the ancient and the contemporary, the industrial and the natural, the urban and the rural, Bridges draws connections between global cultures by studying the traces of their relationships to the environment. She utilizes the angle of the sun in relation to the angle of her banking plane to create dramatic vistas, mysterious shadows, and abstracted formal compositions that present our home from a new perspective.