-RHIZA

MFA thesis exhibition

by Katherine E. Watts

March 12 - 22, 2021

Reception: March 12, 6-8pm EST

(Please follow CDC guidelines)

1606 Rowan Street Louisville, KY

          Presented through the eyes of the artist’s views, ecofeminism, ecophilosophy, mycology and metaphor, -rhiza is a collection of work that focuses on an immersive observational experience of local ecology and findings, and the dichotomous relationship of humanity and nature. Explorations of local waterways present pressing issues of the waste levels through human consumerism and the subsequent impact it has on the biosphere, and humanity’s apathy towards the ecological imbalance, which affects our fundamental interconnectedness with all of life. Consisting of an installation of experiential work including both found object and natural item sculptures, woodcut prints, videography, photography, musical elements, and poetry, this body of work seeks to create a dialogue between humanity and nature, present the idea of non-duality of beings, reroute common thoughts of anthropocentrism, bring an awareness to the ecological oppression that the Earth endures, and promote a realization of the larger Self - the Earth.

 

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