Detached

Detached

Audrey Yeo

Detached is a wall painting that explores the notion of boundary between natural and un-natural.
“The ‘thing’ we call nature becomes, in the Romantic period and afterward, a way of healing what modern society has damaged. Nature is like that other Romantic-period invention, the aesthetic. The damage done, goes the argument, has sundered subject from objects, so that human beings are forlornly alienated from their world.”
– Timothy Morton, Ecology without Nature
In recent years, we are increasingly paying more attention towards ecological values and questioning how we can ensure the sustainability of our planet. As a practicing artist, I question what is my role and how will my actions leave another mark on my community and the planet? As I continue questioning the purpose of my practice, largely driven by ecological values, I find myself questioning the boundary between how we define and relate to what is natural and what is un-natural. Detached studies how the human landscape (be it within urban environments or rural environments), can be considered natural as well. Detached as a wall painting was derived from the mapping of Caithness and Sutherland, within a gallery space that relates to the impermanence of any landscape – ever-changing and evolving.

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