Marie-Luise Klotz is a photographer and visual artist who specializes in combining environmental photography with her fine art process. Her work is rooted in a deep care for the environment and the natural world. This concern prompts her to utilize imagery found in nature, creating metaphors which depict natural phenomena in their relation to the human condition.
The photographs in Connected Earth consider how our planet is deeply connected, forming a single organism that is whole in and of itself, but which is frequently perceived by humankind as a collection of separate entities. A forest functions as an invisible network in which trees communicate, warn and nourish each other through their root system. Clouds and waterways form the same recurring patterns on micro and macro levels. This body of work contemplates how, within nature, our perception of individuality and separateness may not only be false, but may hinder the efforts of our own species to survive as a global population in trying times.