Adriane Colburn

Artist

Adriane Colburn joined the 2009 Andes Expedition, Cape Farewell's first expedition outside the Arctic, an 18 day trek through shrinking glaciers, cloud forests, lower forests, areas of deforestation and the Amazon.

Adriane Colburn is an artist based in San Francisco, CA. For the past several years, she has been working on a series of installations and maps that seek to investigate changes in the natural and urban landscape. These constructions, primarily made of layers of hand cut paper and light, illuminate organic and man-made systems that are inaccessible, whether submerged below the earths surface or veiled by the passage of time. Adriane maps out these “inaccessible” places, by collating and reorganizing visual information to create an abstraction that is simultaneously informative and ambiguous.

The Andes Expedition at Wayqecha Science Station in the cloud forest, measuring carbon in the soil. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
Charlie Kronick with Salcantay glacier in the background. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
Start of the Trocha Union, the path into the jungle. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
 
 
Matt Wainwright recording boat activities. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
Tres Cruces, watching the sun rise over the rainforest and cloud forest. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
Scientist Kathryn Clark sampling the river water in San Pedro. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
 
 
Yadvinder and the Andes expedition on the way to the reforestation project, at Manu Learning Centre. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
 
Casa dOxford – filed plant species. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
 
A very small Orchid at Wayqecha. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
A large landslide along Trocha Union. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
The cloud forest. Photo taken on a previous expedition by scientist Josh Fisher.
The Andes Expedition before camping overnight near the Humantay Glacier. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.

Start of the Trocha Union, the path into the jungle. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.