About the artist“My work explores ideas of misperceptions and misrepresentations of nature and cultural traditions. Natural rock formations known as geodes can be artificially colored using man-made methods. This results in the perversion of the original colors that are found in natural formations, the dyed geodes displaying a falsification of nature. Tchotchke markets exploit indigenous societies, stealing, altering, and profiting from their culture through souvenir sales. These mementos have no cultural value other than being a product of a consumer-driven economy. They are misrepresentations which add to the destruction of cultural traditions.
“I chose to work on paper for this series because I view its physical properties as temporal, and its fragility as appropriately related to the relationship between nature and indigenous culture."
About the piece
Edition dimensions reflect actual paper sizes, not the printed image itself. While we try to maximize image size on all prints, a minimum border of .5 inches is left to allow for easy framing.