Title

Transforming Nature

Lead Author Major

Studio Art

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Jennifer Little

Faculty Mentor Department

Studio Art

Abstract/Artist Statement

This series of work focuses on the man-made materials that are overtaking nature. Technology has not only taken over our lives as we use it on a daily basis but it is also taking over the natural environment that surrounds us. In my photography, wires grow around trees and merge with nature. Pollution from electronic waste has become a significant problem. My work portrays trees with strange fruit that is no longer created by nature but by man. The photographs depict technology as creatures that crawl and emerge from waste. Plastic and electronic waste affects nature by creating deadly problems for animals. In addition, this series contains sculptures that demonstrate animals that are affected by waste. Animals in the water are being affected by oil and plastic waste which is a threat to their lives on a daily basis. There are piles of waste accumulating and affecting the natural environment and habitats of animals. The sculptures explore how nature is consumed by waste that has become the fatal enemy. The focal point of this series is on the critical issue of the harmful transformation of nature.

Location

Reynolds Art Gallery

Start Date

16-4-2014 6:00 PM

End Date

16-4-2014 8:00 PM

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Transforming Nature

Reynolds Art Gallery

This series of work focuses on the man-made materials that are overtaking nature. Technology has not only taken over our lives as we use it on a daily basis but it is also taking over the natural environment that surrounds us. In my photography, wires grow around trees and merge with nature. Pollution from electronic waste has become a significant problem. My work portrays trees with strange fruit that is no longer created by nature but by man. The photographs depict technology as creatures that crawl and emerge from waste. Plastic and electronic waste affects nature by creating deadly problems for animals. In addition, this series contains sculptures that demonstrate animals that are affected by waste. Animals in the water are being affected by oil and plastic waste which is a threat to their lives on a daily basis. There are piles of waste accumulating and affecting the natural environment and habitats of animals. The sculptures explore how nature is consumed by waste that has become the fatal enemy. The focal point of this series is on the critical issue of the harmful transformation of nature.