THE BUFFER ZONE

What happens in the landscape beyond the edge of human structure, where the wild and the controlled collide? In this place, we are removed from the order of the urban, but we are not yet surrounded by the wilderness. This place in-between is The Buffer Zone.

The Buffer Zone is just beyond the ever-expanding sprawl of the Salt River Valley. Dominance, frustration, sexuality, and aggression are all human instincts that are acted out in these places. The Buffer Zone is not static; as the valley grows this place gets pushed further into the Sonoran Desert, always one step beyond the housing, strip malls, and golf courses. I am interested in the marks left on these places, which depict a nature that we are part of.

Buzzy Sullivan

About Buzzy Sullivan

Buzzy Sullivan explores the interaction of humans and place. He grew up in Montana, which is often known as “The Last Best Place” and is also home to the largest Superfund site in the United States. Montana’s duality of pristine wilderness and toxic remains formed his interest in the human/nature interface. Buzzy received his BFA in Photography from Oregon College of Art & Craft in 2013, and is currently pursuing his MFA in Photography from Arizona State University.

Website: http://www.buzzysullivan.com