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Answering Earth

How Do They Belong? 

60” x 75” x 30”

Boulder Canyon Granite, welding-rod

Amy Hoagland

I create sculptural installations to challenge the varying relationships that humans have with nature. These relationships are cultivated by cultural perceptions that view nature as isolated from human existence. I appropriate natural forms, such as rocks and icebergs, by skewing their scales in digital spaces. This process inherently produces tensions in the translation from analog to digital and then back to analog. Technology is utilized as a tool to connect the natural and manufactured world. Materials such as glass, iron, and cast paper are vehicles for my concept. These installations provoke engagement and action through connecting people to their senses, body, and mind

Answering Earth' archives 15 artworks displayed in the virtual exhibition Answering Earth— organized by Rural Midwest Artist Collective, with guest juror Jason Brown (@miningthelandscape). The exhibition called for any media concerned with the subject of land-use.

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