Southern Landscape

Southern Landscape I, mylar, acrylic, thread, china marker, paint and graphite   6ft H x 5ft W x 3in D, Inspired by drives on southern back roads, seeing the forgotten past like rusted abandoned cars taken over by nature. " Cars Totem-they were stacked up like a totem pole on the side of the road-all rusted, vermillion, busted windows, one on top of the other, a giant lawn ornament, made from metal dreams of the past-now junk-slowly returning, to its maker-slowly being reclaimed-by the uncultivated vines, palmettos, and oak trees."

Southern Landscape II, mylar, acrylic, thread, china marker, acrylic, graphite 6ft H x 5ft W x 3in D " The mangroves connected like wishbones-Bones shared by both chicken and dinosaur-the clouds were cotton candy popcorn-holding on to the last moments of sun before it went back-to China."

Southern Seascape (The Wave), mylar, acrylic, thread, marker 9ft H x 12ft W x 3in D 2010,

 Inspired by Japanese woodblock print "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" by artist Katsushika Hokusai and the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Inside Out /Road kill, vinyl, acrylic, nylon, yarn, 8ft H x 4 ft W x 3in D, 2010, Interests in beauty and the grotesque; the relationship between human and her environment and a past relationship with animals vs. contemporary one.  Entrails used tell fortunes takes time and a closeness with death vs speeding down the highway.

 © 2020 Raina Benoit

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