John Matlack

I am proposing, as my contribution to the Ditch Project, to photograph, in black and white infrared and color infrared, film-based images of our very own iconic industrial-age electrical power plant, located at 63rd street and Arapaho Blvd, in eastern Boulder. I will take photos both from the air and on the ground, hopefully showing the many ways in which water is used at that facility. I may move these images forward into some prints and drawings.

I am an artist whose work has functioned, in its various phases, like photography and digital imagery, through aerial perspectives and the breakdown of space. My paintings, drawings, prints and photographs inevitably explore landscape and memory as well as illustrating the impact and intrusion of technology.

John Matlack's work can be viewed at