Out In The Blue is an ongoing body of work by artist Brooke Sauer. As an avid hiker and backpacker, Brooke spends much of her time learning about the natural world first-hand and reflecting on our symbiotic connection to it. Her unique cyanotypes combine a very old photographic printing process with her background in painting and her love of botany and the outdoors. Many of her prints utilize pressed plants that she collects while hiking. Brooke refers to her botanical collection as a “nostalgic herbarium”, as they all hold a memory of a feeling, a place, and the people she was with when she collected them. Brooke relates our human relationship to landscape as both a physical and metaphorical terrain to contemplate and protect – one that inspires feelings of joy, renewal, and reverence. Connectivity and eco-psychology are core concepts that drive her work, and she hopes to inspire viewers to go outside and explore their own internal landscape as they interact with and observe nature.