Class of 2018
Art that engages aspects of the environment is increasingly relevant given the recent change of leadership in the United States. Notions of belief, denial, acceptance, hope, and fear have become a part of our current discourse; they are emotional complexities that at times seem at odds with scientific truth. Informed by the human experience of place, I explore the apparent dichotomy of hope and fact through imagery inspired by landscape, current events, and atmosphere. By employing the formal elements of abstraction, fragmentation, sequencing and arrangement, I aim to create work that conveys a universal or archetypal quality, inspiring viewers to reflect on the human role in the history and future of the climate.