Ariel Lockshaw

Region: MFA Annual


City / State: Athens, GA

The contemporary landscape is an integral point of investigation in my work, particularly the way political and economic shifts inform the way we use the landscape. Natural disasters, droughts, sources of water, metropolises, athletic structures, industry, policy, crisis, and community are deciding factors in how we use and change our contemporary landscape. None of these changes occur without consequence, but in the moment most seem necessary. My intent is to highlight the necessity as well as the negative results within the landscape by way of painted materials. It is important that the materials I use lend to the conceptual idea of destruction/construction and the possible toxicity of the environments I represent.