marzena ziejka
'Year after year' 02
from 'Monocrops' cycle
found drop-cloth, monofilament, acrylic
9" x 10"
I'm from a family of long farming tradition. It was 'organic' farming, however no one there then knew a such word. Having studio outside of Chicago, in the middle of fields of Bloomington-Normal, struck sentimental note in my heart, watching nature unravel in front of my eyes its powers, changing each day... Not for long. Mono-cropping soy and corn, mostly feed-grade, was foreign to my understanding of going hand to hand with mother Nature, and seemed like a dream of a man who wanted to take over no matter of what cost. This separation from familiar from my homeland practices triggered my response thus making works in which I want to talk about the nature, how we impact it, how it impacts us.

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