“It Felt Like The Future Was Now” by Artist Joel Daniel Phillips

A new series of drawings by American artist Joel Daniel Phillips (previously featured here). “It Felt Like The Future Was Now” charts the discovery and production of oil in the Los Angeles area. Based on reference photographs found in the Los Angeles Public Library, Phillips walks the line between imagination and reality — the actual past and our possible future — by forcing a county founded on fossil fuel to confront an economic and environmental history deeply at odds with the sense of identity and vision of sustainability currently held by many Californians.

See more images below or on display at Galleri Ramfjord in Oslo May 5 – 20.



























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Joel Daniel Phillips at Galleri Ramfjord

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