Wasteland Adventures

Wasteland Adventures

Digital photography

A young child riding on a bicycle with a house and clouds in the background


The area near our home, formerly the trailer park, was left a kind of beautiful forest area until the beginning of COVID when all the trees (and habitats) were torn down. It seemed fitting to take a photo of my son and I exploring a physical area so symbolic of the loss of something (life/trees/homes) during a time when so many of us have experienced similar losses. The photo feels apocalyptic: a child in a wasteland devoid of what childhood should look like… masked, trying to make sense of it all at such a young age.

About the Artist

Stephen Garcia,  Centre County
Published:  December 31, 2020