Claudia Santiso is a NYC artist, using various mediums in her own way to navigate her own exploration of imagination and landscape. Often using materials in opposition of there technical capacity. Her choice of materials is a constant push and pull of what shouldn’t work and how things do work when forced in to each other. Through her work Claudia explores the human obsession and imagination of travel and escapism, to get out of, or into oneself, to travel through the landscapes of distant lands, outer space, and the furthest depths of the ocean. We are living in a time where human exploration has taken us to planes outside of our earthly dimensions. Is such desire of wonder and wander an instinctual part of humanity, the landscapes of our minds as individuals, and the collective landscape of “reality”. Have we evolved to a point where travel, and desire for travel a part of our conciseness as it bares witness to a reality beyond our presence, reality, and perception of reality? The indulgence of our imagination and not solely a migratory pattern of survival as was once the collective human experience and continues to coexist in a world that has managed to photograph and map out the landscapes of mars yet can’t sustain the constant shifting political landscape of our presence on this planet. At what point will the beautiful photos provided to us courtesy of Hubble and NASA become haunting images, maps and routes to our survival and future. How far will our environmental impact push us. What will the evolution of our collective presence leave on this planet? Where do the beautiful and apocalyptic become one? Claudia does not attempt to answer these questions, as her attempts of predicting the future are not yet honed, but hopes the visual impact of her images will engage you to ask what are the metaphysical and physical boundaries of our earthly/human capacity.