2016 Artist

Amanda Maciuba

My work is concerned with how the effects of purposeful human actions, alongside uncontrollable factors of time and nature, alter both the current landscape and human agency within that landscape. The accrual of our past modifications in combination with what evolves over those remnants leaves us with physical traces of past lives. It provides a history of the land and our interactions within and upon it that can be read and evaluated through careful observation. My recent work is specifically concerned with the landscapes, communities, development practices and environmental concerns prevalent throughout the Midwest. By reacting directly to the landscapes and environments I am currently living in, my work examines and critiques place.