Human/Nature

Human/Nature, exhibiting at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, features DFW based artists who use sculptural and immersive means to illustrate our humanity through images of nature. The floras and faunas of this world often remain still and quiet, while observing us from the distance. Curated by Narong Tintamusik, Artists Lynné Bowman Cravens, Molly Valentine Dierks, Karla García, Doug Land, and Madeline Ortega plant their own seeds containing personal life experiences. They draw nutrients from the ground touched by mankind and merge with its ever-present influences. The greenery that surrounds us is reflective of our shared physical and psychological climates. Nature serves as metaphors for societies’ past and present and the act of flowering foreshadow our future.

Emerging from the soil are environments of diverse themes and construction. Viewers will notice biomes that are absorbed with effects of time, memory, migration, identity, mortality, and vulnerability. Drawing from materials both man-made and natural, clay, printed fabrics, soil, insects, and plastic coalesce seamlessly in the works. The biological communities represented here allude to the intricate web of self and the world we live in.

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