The Great Outdoors explores digital simulation of nature within the domestic sphere. We regularly encounter imitations of nature in our daily lives: neighborhood pools, white noise machines with ocean and rainforest sounds, sun lamps, and plastic plants all recreate natural phenomena that we crave (or require) as humans and yet have become isolated from in contemporary urban society. Shelter-in-place mandates brought on by the pandemic increased the appetite for access to nature that could only be delivered digitally. The Great Outdoors aims to tap into the seemingly universal need to be connected to nature while also scratching at an uncomfortable truth that we, as humans, often tend to think of ourselves as outside it. By placing stock images of stunning landscapes onto digital photo frames and hanging them in a living room scene where one might typically find a wall of family photographs, The Great Outdoors satirically questions if there will be a point where people no longer go on real trips to natural wonders, but instead can be satisfied by a superficial, eerily perfect, digital experience. All the images are sourced from the Windows 10 Spotlight program, a modern-day screensaver that cycles through photos of natural settings on all Microsoft computers. Other reproductions of nature also populate the living room, including a bowl of 3D printed fruit, an iPad-painted imitation of William Morris’ famous Willow Boughs wallpaper, and a neon faux plant.