(Photo credit: Jeremy Roberts, “Cardboard Bed”)

Urban green space is a luxury many take for granted. The development of said spaces revolves around an idealization of man’s existence within natural space. Reality tends to trend differently. Photographer Jeremy Roberts examines the landscape of Golden Gate Park as it is, in light of what it was meant to be.

From his artist statement:

Golden Gate Park became visual evidence of an attempt to recreate and control the natural landscape within the city park system. This began an ongoing series that examines the omnipresent duality of man and nature. The park was built as a means to expand and develop westward.

Historically, as the west was won and the coastal waters reached, our gaze began to look backwards, to reexamine, refine and master the area that had been established. The park is not defined by expansion and new frontiers, rather it looks inward and creates a controlled and designed space.

Jeremy’s work can be seen online here