INOPIA

SARAH NELSON

On Display: October 31st, 2017 - February 27th, 2018

RECEPTION:  November 10th, 2017 from 6 to 9 pm

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Inopia : Want, Lack, Scarcity or Need

The exhibit was an expression of scarcity's nature; the tangle of lack and rarity. Through scarcity, the desire for the lost or rare object exponentially increases - yet, there still exists an egregious loss. Anything that could have been experienced, the good from its life, is lost and all that depended upon the species for its own survival, is now left to adapt or dwindle.  

Sarah Nelson has worked to capture the emotions of coming to know the beauty of something while simultaneously watching it disappear. It is both a collection to document these species existence, celebrating their beauty and elegance, as much as it was to demonstrate the vital interdependence between various species and their habitats. 

Sarah's work emulates the illustration style of artists who, throughout history, have accompanied explorers and scientists documenting new species. Although the she harkens back to an early style, each of Sarah's illustrations were created with something different in mind - some were six feet tall, others will deteriorate or disappear and all are made with a modern medium: Micron pens & Prismacolor markers on parchment. 

Inopia was an invitation for the viewer to better know the rare and elegant world of this region's natural heritage - to understand what is good for the world is good for us, and we are richer for better knowing the world and what is good for it. 

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