Please note this is a clip of the full video and it is shown small here because it is usually displayed vertically in full HD and in black shadow box framed LED monitors. 2013, wooden frame, 24 x 33 x 4 inches
My vision relates the interdependence of plants, animals and humans with the interrelationships of art forms through contemporary media. Informed by early film history, these works are captivating scenarios that allude to childhood fables and folklore. While mining the University of New Mexico’s Art Museum's extensive drawing and print collection, I discovered botanical drawings from the late 1800’s by a relatively unknown artist, Edward Skeats. Skeats was studying native plants to learn about desert growing cycles. Using green screen techniques, characters appear on the screen to erase, alter and reveal these iconic artworks.