PHYLLIS EWEN

ARTIST'S STATEMENT
As an artist, have long been interested in ways that our imagination and memory interact with the natural world, a world that is never far from the effects of human intervention. These pieces are from an ongoing series collectively titled Thinking Like a River. In this work I have focused on the cultural and social history of water. I create layered maps, altered and reshaped to indicate through the building of dams and canals.

Though I use sections of actual maps, the resulting landscapes are imagined. These ‘torn maps’ refer to my personal sense of loss as well as to the political and environmental effects on our planet.

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