These aerial photographs focus on evaporative salt harvesting in Europe, revealing a process at the intersection of industrialization and an ancient technique governed by geography and natural phenomena. At a glance, the photographs recall modernist abstractions, however their geometric forms and richly pigmented colors belie their true scale: even tractors and heavy harvesting machines appear only after careful scrutiny. This is a scale where the perfect grid is impossible–natural forms interrupt the irrigated tracks, washes of color flow from one pool to another as algae and halophytes bloom unevenly across dilutions. The unlikely color palette is produced by a myriad of microorganisms, transforming the landscape into a painting in flux: constantly changing in response to the environment and the survival of one organism over another. By viewing these spaces from above, the careful negotiation between the natural landscape and human intervention is revealed.