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Tied To The Land

Carly Norris's avatar Carly Norris

I am from a land that is changing every day. The worn farmhouses and fields are disappearing in the name of progress. The land empties, the places once so important to us decay. My work is a monument to this abandoned land, grave markers and shrines to a world that no longer exists. The land refills, but its face becomes something unrecognizable to us. These pieces signify how I am tied to the land. Though its face shifts and changes, it calls to me; it is many things all at once, alive and dead, new and ancient, home and an alien world. These pieces are created by merging multiple photographs and printing them on transfer film, then applying them to prepared metal plates. The plates have been tied with waxed thread onto cheesecloth that has been stretched onto basswood cradled boards. The photographs are mine, taken on backroads where I grew up.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: mixed
  • Width: 66 inches
  • Year created: 2020
  • Height: 18 inches