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  • apocalyptic archaeology

    Apocalyptic Archaeology features works that are depictions of a ruined world. The works are meditations on the brevity of life, and reveal the awareness of passing time, erosion and decay, and the ultimate deterioration of manmade artifacts, such as architecture, interiors, and landscapes.
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  • dreams and memories

    Dreams and Memories includes works that explore the intangible and inescapable realm of the psyche. The artists pose questions about the nature and meaning of recalled experiences, and about the way in which dreams and memories intersect and even morph from one level of consciousness to another.
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  • voyeurs/provocateurs

    Voyeur/Provocateurs includes subversively witty scenes-satirical commentaries on art, culture, and politics. These works make the viewer into Peeping Toms that spy on secret scenes.
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  • unnatural nature

    Unnatural Nature features work by artists that recreate natural environments using artificial materials and found objects which fool us into believing they are real places.view

category:  Unnatural Nature
Mixed media box, mainly white background, using sand, photographs.
Snowman

This mixed media box contains two identical images of a man in a winter snowstorm in Central Park in Manhattan.  One version of the photo is printed in color, the other is printed in black and white. The color photo is collaged onto the back of the box. The black and white photo is collaged onto a wooden panel which is glued near the front of the box to give the background depth. Behind the panel is a black and white photo of trees covered with snow, taken during the same stormstorm. The twigs are taken from a branch that fell from a pear tree and were then painted and embedded in sand, which was painted white to emulate snow. For me this box represents how we can get happily lost in nature, and its occurrences, as long as the occurrence is not too severe and can be navigated safely.  The box mirrors how I felt that day, as I was walking in the snow in Central Park, lost in the experience, for a moment forgetting about the cares of the everyday,  The primal "mask" top right is a signature element in many of my mixed media boxes,  In this case it could be a snowman.  Or something a bit more mysterious. 

Materials: 

Wooden box, acrylic paint, sand, sculpture, photographs, twigs.