Stella Rosa McDonald has kindly named Deep Solitude the Art Life’s show of the week!
We are forever speaking on behalf of nature, but what if it could articulate itself in terms we could readily understand? Kingston imagines nature sighing—as her small soft sculptures of rocks do when they are prodded. In the large landscape photograph Tree Island, (2015) Kingston takes a prosaic scene and casts it in a utopic light; the image of the almost conspiratorial meeting of trees in a field suggests the personhood of the natural world. As we continue to be drawn to the freedoms of the natural and virtual worlds, the protections, privileges and freedoms of both realms remain contentious issues. ‘Deep Solitude’ doesn’t pit nature and technology against each other; rather it suggests the potential for dialogue between these two organic systems.
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