THE DOMAINE DE CHAUMONT-SUR-LOIRE
September 12, 2008 - January 2009
In October 2008 Alex MacLean was invited to exhibit a selection of work from his book OVER: The American Landscape at the Tipping Point at the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, a beautiful castle just outside Paris, France.
Image: Welsch, LA 2007 (070629-0242)
Before rice is planted, the earth is flooded with elevated groundwater. This process, known as wet seeding, is extremely water intensive, and pumping can be costly. The flooded land also serves as an ideal environment for methane production. Methane, a major greenhouse gas, is about 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide.