Dark Days 1, Abstract Landscape and curious Bots

A Collection of Trash

An arrangement of trash on a 2D surface.
Buried In Nature
25″H x 27″W, 63.5 cm x 68.58 cm
Trash on White Silk, Wood, Sea Glass Stretchers
©Kathleen J Graves
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A Collection of Trash is arranged and reclaimed.

Buried in Nature
(A Collection of Trash)

Patterns and arrangements,
Throwaways, cast offs, Glances
and impressions, secondhand

Molded and manufactured Rubbish
ornamental Residue,
A Motley Group

the age of reproduction
Urbane and breezy
A Diagram of sorts

A conduit to our
intimacy, familiar excerpts, I
Salvage these odds and ends

They’re free, the convenience,
The design, the color
Could we find a way away?

Are we there yet?

these Fragments of time
Our History for the dirt

for the Land Fill.

View other work – Dark Garden ©Kathleen J Graves

Remix, A woman is multiple versions of herself, medieval arch construct sa space of time to fall through to the future.

Thresholds in Nature

Thresholds in Nature - about the environment of the future. Damaris and the Sea Turtle observe a Threshold in Nature.
Damy and the Sea Turtle – Threshold 1, 2019, Archival Digital Artwork
22.5in x 30inW, 57.15cm x 76.2cmW
©Kathleen J Graves
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Thresholds in Nature – This work is about the concept of ‘thresholds’ in nature. My subject matter is landscape, the beach, endangered turtles, black rhinos, wolves and young people who will live into the environment of the future. Therefore I’m using thresholds as a symbolic space of entry to the known and unknown. A threshold marks a path, a going towards, a place to climb to, and is the nexus of mysterious conditions.

Consequently, at the point where we move forward from the present to the future there is a transmutation of nature and time. We use our experience and decisions to build the conditions that result after crossing a threshold. Thus, we derive our relationship to the future beyond from our collective past. The ground of my thresholds creates a result and manifests a future environment that is preserved. Above all, I hold onto respect for nature. The idea of entrance looks at the necessity to inform that treading foot, that ‘threscold’ of our ancestors.

To see previous work: The Garden Bots, Black Garden and Bot Studies go to kathleenjgraves.com