Contextreality

Writing and mark making reference cultural and natural associations that distil the detritus of social conditioning. Increasingly the familiar world is restricted to things cultural and constructed. The natural world is an “other” to be controlled or rescued. The virtual makes “real” the cultural paradigm as self. Embodied connection with nature threatens loss of self but tempts with potential life outside the paradigm. An investigation into the relationship between culture and nature, as expressed in the technology of writing – a cultural construct that is ubiquitous, familiar and invisible.

 

“Sketch no. 7”, ink and watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 inches

“Large to Small”, ink on paper, 24 x 36 inches

 

“In Passing”, ink and gesso on paper, 12 x 12 inches

 

 

Copyright © 2015 Angela Smith Waxman All Rights Reserved

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