Beautiful Sky, Rochester Art Center, January 25, 2018 - May 4, 2019
Beautiful Sky takes land based materials that are used in soil and water preservation and transforms them into abstract but somehow knowable forms. The effect is that the viewer experiences these functional materials in a new way, bringing that perspective then back to the land. The sculptural forms are eerie in how they both mask and reveal. It is a type of land art in the gallery, that responds, reflects, and acts on the contemporary issues around land use in our time, taking into consideration a wider scope of global trade, post-colonial ethnic relations that takes land and water to supply a system that craves this resource rather than needs it.