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100% Natural #26-Once Upon A Time-Midterm$ 2014

Craig Cheply's avatar Craig Cheply

The ongoing “100% Natural” Series since 2006 is: Contemporary visual statements of the observed socio/polit/enviro/econo/relig/geo/natural landscapes playing out on the domestic and world stages daily as subject matter. My artworks are rendered with the triple entendre entity Natural History (Certified) being the classification, subject matter and medium. I’m using our historic past literally, allegorically, metaphorically, representatively, recycled, repurposed, reused, time based, etc. as the medium upon divergent substrates visually commenting upon man's past, current history in this 21st Century arena and future state of affairs-the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. Subjects and issues while sometimes unsavory that are never fully addressed can never be fully resolved. Those who cannot or refuse to remember the past are condemned to repeat it, nothing new there. Natural History tells the story of our living earth. It comprises the systematic observation, classification, interpretation, and description of the biosphere and its inhabitants. Natural History is a primary component of culture. Every society develops some system for classifying, interpreting, and valuing animals, plants, and other natural phenomena. These systems shape our understanding of the world and our place in it. Natural History is field-based. It begins with direct observation and study of organisms in the conditions under which they actually live. Natural History is interdisciplinary. While grounded in the natural sciences, it engages the humanities, social sciences, and the arts, and it informs technical fields such as medicine, agriculture, forestry, and environmental management. Why does Natural History Matter? Please just Google my name for more worldly feedback and information if interested. Thank you for your time viewing my rendered visual journalism observations.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: .75"
  • Medium: Natural History (Certified) on whitewashed 2014 political newspaper articles glued on primed canvas
  • Width: 58.5"
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 36"