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Ditches - Project Statement While the goals of early settlers were a simple task of survival, the result visible over 170-years later is one of immense beauty. With this project I am attempting to reacquaint the viewer with the beauty possible in the everyday utilitarian systems that we have created. The subjects I use are the ditches and the control mechanisms for Colorado’s most valuable resource, water. The camera I use is a simple box with a small hole, much like the crude tools of the settlers who first broke ground on the ditch system. I hope to do my small part in recognizing and preserving these spaces before they again evolve, as humans continue to alter the ecology of our landscape. All images from this series are focused on the man-made waterways of Boulder County, Colorado.