Cara Lee Wade - Fossil Poetry: Lumen Manor Quarantine

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Fossil Poetry: Lumen Manor Quarantine Wild plants choose the space in which they reside; they have memory and they learn. Indigenous botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer quantifies plants as “animated, living beings and as living beings they breathe, dance and preen”. This collection of Lumens was made during the March – August 2020 quarantine from plants and flowers growing around my home and everyday kitchen spices. These images explore how a plant’s sense space and place directly enhanced my own daily interactions within an immediate and isolated space and place. There are currently 42 pieces in this series made in 2020. My intent is to continue this work adding and additional three bodies of site specific images planned for summer 2021 in Georgia, Florida and Maine.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: less than 1 inch
  • Medium: Lumen on Aluminum
  • Width: 24 inches
  • Year created: 2020
  • Height: 18 inches