Kate MacDowell

I’ve seen a lot of environmentally conscious graphic design, and graphic design advocating for organic, sustainable and all around ethical practices, but never art. Even so, I would’ve never expected art for the environment to be this beautiful and eerily peculiar.

From her artist statement:

“These pieces are in part responses to environmental stressors including climate change, toxic pollution, and gm crops. They also borrow from myth, art history, figures of speech and other cultural touchstones. In some pieces aspects of the human figure stand-in for ourselves and act out sometimes harrowing, sometimes humorous transformations which illustrate our current relationship with the natural world.”

“I chose porcelain for its luminous and ghostly qualities as well as its strength and ability to show fine texture. It highlights both the impermanence and fragility of natural forms in a dying ecosystem, while paradoxically, being a material that can last for thousands of years and is historically associated with high status and value”

Kate MacDowell’s Portfolio.

Via FormFiftyFive.


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