My biophilia is what motivates the majority of my work as an artist. I highly believe that we live in a interconnected world which all forms of life are apart of. Though we as humans are so caught up in our day to day lives that we have disconnected ourselves from this network.
With the fascination I for life comes my fascination for death and decay. Death is but a part the eternal circle of life. During the past summer I took on the opportunities that I could to invest time studying decay, which included finding animal remains and brining them home to study. Proper respect was practised for the deceased, for with out their passing I would not have the unique experiences I had one on one.
For meeting the requirement topic of space, I will recreating an actual space I visit often from time to time. I find it very intimate when it is you allow in the vast quiet woods around you, the feeling of isolation is present but I never feel alone. I plan on recreating a panoramic view from a fixed location that is along the path I follow all by memory. I will take one last trek out along the path making notes and picking up found materials, that will act as representations of the place and including them in my project.
I am taking on the challenge of transforming printmaking from a two dimensional to a three dimensional format. In doing so I will be able to display depth (a form of space) even greater than what could be represented in a two dimensional space. The panoramic view will be depicted through lino relief and mono printing, and will be displayed in a installation format hung at an average eye level. The found materials from the earth’s floor will be used to ground the suspend piece, so that the negative space between the print and the floor has a better use.
Along with individual personal spaces that each of us have are memories and experiences that place holds a mental connection to that specific place. Usually when I find a person who also has an affiliation for wildlife I cannot help but converse with them personal experiences. To include this aspect I will leave pieces of paper and writing utensil for people if they feel compelled to write a experience or memory they have that was inducted looking upon the imagery