1. Please Recycle, Thank you – plastic bags on paper; 24 x 18 in.
2. Scoff – plastic bag on paper; 24 x 18 in.
In my work I seek to reflect on harmful anthropogenic acts on the environment. Through painting and plastique-mâché, I investigate this relationship by combining industrial and modern-day materials with figural imagery. This inquiry is pertinent in contemporary dialogues given the state of environmental and climate-related concerns. Within this discussion, feelings of powerlessness and overwhelming awareness emerge over the monumental actions that must occur to effect positive environmental change. My goal in my work is to reflect on these emotions while inspiring viewers to think critically about how their actions affect the environment.
© Mackenzie Madison