Andy Davis

Region: Midwest


City / State: Des Moines , IA

How sweet to be a cloud, floating in the blue.
—Incredible String Band

My artistic life arises out of a romantic identification with the land and its constituent parts. My work is a means of navigating the middle position of being separate and at the same time entangled in the environment. In certain works, originating in video/ performance, I explore environments in a green-screen suit in an absurd effort to merge with the surroundings—often alienating tourists in the process. Other works relate to theater, merging the actor with the backdrop to question the boundaries between categories. All involve a range of gestures, private symbols, and visual quotations to create sensation and pointed ambiguity. The works counter the acceleration of contemporary life and ecological twilight.