To those who live in developed areas, nature has become a place that is not integrated in our everyday lives. It has become an otherworldly place that is seen as an escape rather than apart of us. In a time in which it is vital to maintain and conserve our planet if we care to live on it, we must be constantly reminded of our environments and what part we have had in their gradual demise. Through pattern-making, Terraphilia explores the existence of invasive species and the detrimental effects they have on the ecosystems in which they are introduced. By displaying these patterns on décor, like wallpaper, Terraphilia asks the question– can constant exposure to the natural world cause you to care more?
On view at Work Commons
This work is featured as part of Exchanges: How We Got Here, The 2018 Stamps Senior Show, unfolding during the month of April in four exhibition sites throughout the city of Ann Arbor: the Michigan Theater, Duderstadt Video Studio, Work Commons in the Art & Architecture Building, and Stamps Gallery. Each space will host key exhibition events including film/video screenings, live performance, and opening receptions. Check the exhibition page for dates, times and hours.