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Susan Benarcik

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My installations tell a story about man and nature. These installations made of seemingly un-useful byproducts of our current consumer lifestyle compel us to take notice of the sheer abundance of collected ?byproduct? material, and thereby viscerally confront us with our contribution to the negative impact on the environment. The effect becomes personal; nature is no longer an abstraction.

In times challenged by chance and uncertainty, we have never been more in need of mutually respectful and beneficial means of interaction with the environment that can and will lead us towards a more sustainable future. The purpose of all art is transformation; the purpose of these installations in particular is to transform the status-quo of humanity?s current abusive relationship with nature; to make the elements of the environment from abstract to personal; to take the elemental forms of the natural world and make them part of our daily, cognitive experiences.