Tracy McMenemy: Folded Earth
Folded Earth engages and questions our relationships with nature and technology. McMenemy bridges her studio practice with field work. She responds artistically to photographs she documents of her natural surroundings, without leaving them. The photographic source is morphed through spontaneous gesture.
Is a tree still a tree after details are transformed, and placed in a new compositional space? Is there an agenda behind this as there is behind so many visuals we receive each day? As technology continues to evolve, and replace human tasking, what are the fundamentally human activities that it can not replace, and that must guide it?